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  • A case for open borders and how it can boost the world economy

    06/23/2018 8:07:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | David S. D’Amato
    In 2015, in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, Bernie Sanders infamously insisted that open borders is “a Koch Brothers proposal,” and free immigration is a “right-wing proposal, which essentially says that there is no United States.” Vox’s Ezra Klein, Bernie’s interviewer, quite correctly observed that open borders would “make the global poor richer.” As philosopher Jason Brennan writes in “Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know,” “When economists estimate the welfare losses from immigration restrictions, they tend to conclude that eliminating immigration restrictions would double world GDP.” Sanders’ assertions of concern for the global poor ring awfully hollow...
  • Conflict, climate change choke efforts to cure poverty, inequality: U.N.

    06/20/2018 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Ellen Wulfhorst
    UNITED NATIONS - Climate change and conflict are forcing growing numbers of people to go hungry, flee their homes and lose critical access to water, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a look at progress in its global development goals. The number of hungry people has risen for the first time in a decade, and violence and conflict are causing food problems in 18 nations, the U.N. said in its assessment. Member nations of the U.N. adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 in a concerted effort to conquer poverty, inequality and other international woes by a 2030...
  • Capitalism is killing the planet and needs to change, says investor Jeremy Grantham

    06/13/2018 6:09:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 13, 2018 | by Fred Imbert
    Jeremy Grantham, the longtime investor famous for calling the last two major bubbles in the market, is urging capitalists and "mainstream economists" to recognize the looming threat of climate change. "Capitalism and mainstream economics simply cannot deal with these problems. Mainstream economics largely ignore [them]," Grantham, who co-founded GMO in 1977, said Tuesday in an impassioned speech at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago. "We deforest the land, we degrade our soils, we pollute and overuse our water and we treat air like an open sewer, and we do it all off the balance sheet." This negligence is due in...
  • President Trump Didn't Sign G7's Leftist Agenda — Smart Move

    06/12/2018 7:03:33 AM PDT · by mairdie · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/12/2018 | Editorial
    G7: President Trump created a quite a stir among the other Western leaders by refusing to sign the "communique" that capped the G7 summit. But he was right to do so. This is once again being styled as the crude, unnuanced American president refusing to accommodate himself to the much wiser leaders of Europe. In fact, he wisely refrained from signing what was an empty, far-left political document, which is typical of the G7 "consensus" that American presidents have gone along with for decades. We're indebted to Susan Jones of CNSNews.com who pored over the entire tedious document from the...
  • Commentary: How G-7 Leaders Can Push for Relief to Global Warming

    06/11/2018 2:01:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | June 11, 2018 | By Romina Picolotti , Scott Vaughan and Durwood Zaelke
    This past weekend leaders of the world's leading industrial powers – also known as the Group of Seven, or G-7 – met in Canada to discuss the global economy, trade and climate protection. A critical issue that won't go away is this pernicious cycle: Climate change is causing temperatures to rise around the world. In response, people are racing to install more air conditioners to keep sweltering populations cool. This, in turn, increases demand for electricity and contributes to warming the climate. Why is this a problem and what can be done about it? During the past four decades, extreme...
  • Billionaire George Soros faces renewed attacks with defiance

    06/10/2018 10:38:07 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 48 replies
    SFGate ^ | 6/9/2018 | Michael Kranish
    The 87-year-old Holocaust survivor
  • Theresa May gives Trump the cold shoulder, will not meet with US delegation at G7 summit...

    06/07/2018 5:55:19 PM PDT · by caww · 67 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/7/2018 | by Katie Leach
    President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May will not be holding a formal bilateral meeting at the G7 summit this weekend. “Obviously the European Union will be responding. We want to ensure, and we’re working with others in the European Union to ensure, that that response is proportionate, that it is within the WTO rules,” May told reporters. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron have floated the idea of issuing a formal rebuke of Trump's tariffs at the summit's conclusion.
  • Did rush just accidentally call Donald Trump Ronald Reagan?

    06/05/2018 10:56:08 AM PDT · by MNDude · 58 replies
    I was just listening to Rush Limbaugh, and he stated how president Trump disinvited the Eagles to the White House. I thought I heard Rush say he is sending a message that Nobody messes with the White House as long as Ronald Reagan is in there or something like that. Did I hear correctly?
  • Exclusive: Trump’s Right Hand Man in Europe Wants To ‘Empower’ European Anti-Establishment []

    06/03/2018 1:08:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    BERLIN, Germany: Trumpian U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has expressed great excitement over the wave of anti-establishment conservatism in Europe, saying he wants to “empower” leaders of the movement. At a sit-down interview at his official residence in Berlin with Breitbart London, Ambassador Grenell said: “There are a lot of conservatives throughout Europe who have contacted me to say they are feeling there is a resurgence going on.” “I absolutely want to empower other conservatives throughout Europe, other leaders. I think there is a groundswell of conservative policies that are taking hold because of the failed policies of the...
  • How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’

    05/30/2018 2:45:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 123 replies
    MSN/NYTimes ^ | 5-30-2018 | Peter Baker
    Riding in a motorcade in Lima, Peru, shortly after the 2016 election, President Barack Obama was struggling to understand Donald J. Trump’s victory. “What if we were wrong?” he asked aides riding with him in the armored presidential limousine. He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was to people and had promoted an empty cosmopolitan globalism that made many feel left behind. “Maybe we pushed too far,” Mr. Obama said. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.” SNIP--- Mr. Rhodes describes the reaction of foreign leaders. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of...
  • Masters of the Universe: Leaked Video Shows Google’s Vision of ‘Total Data Collection’

    05/17/2018 10:54:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2018 | Charlie Nash
    A leaked internal video from Google portrays the company’s vision of “total data collection.” The 2016 video made by Google X’s Head of Design Nick Foster was obtained by the Verge, and discusses how users could choose a “life goal,” which Google then attempts to steer them towards through personalization. “It imagines a future of total data collection, where Google helps nudge users into alignment with their goals, custom-prints personalized devices to collect more data, and even guides the behavior of entire populations to solve global problems like poverty and disease,” declared the Verge, who reported that “the middle section...
  • Billionaire Soros funding reform-minded district attorney candidates

    05/10/2018 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 9, 2018 | By Rachel Swan
    Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has dropped at least $275,000 into district attorney races throughout Northern California, supporting candidates who advocate reduced incarceration and other criminal justice reforms. Such issues have long been a passion for Soros, who in past years has funded state ballot measures to legalize marijuana and weaken the “three strikes” sentencing law. He’s also tipped district attorney elections in other parts of the country - last year a Soros-backed political action committee helped clinch the win for civil rights attorney Larry Krasner in Philadelphia. This year, the liberal financier has funneled contributions into the California Justice &...
  • Big U.S. banks rushing to become Sharia compliant and what this means for you

    05/03/2018 7:34:03 AM PDT · by LeoHohmann · 32 replies
    LeoHohmann.com ^ | Leo Hohmann
    Western banking met Islam many decades ago, but only began to sleep with her a few years ago. Since then, it is has become a wanton and open affair. The implications for the West, and especially for the U.S., are staggering. Because all Islamic banking products must be created and offered according to strict Sharia law, global banks are doing for Islam what it could never do on its own: Give legitimacy to Sharia and infiltrate it into the fabric of Western society.
  • Eric Holder’s Hidden Agenda: The investigation isn’t about torture, but about transnationalism.

    08/29/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT · by thouworm · 55 replies · 1,691+ views
    Nice Deb; NRO ^ | 08-28-2009 | Andrew McCarthy
    "I believe the explanation lies in the Obama administration’s fondness for transnationalism, a doctrine of post-sovereign globalism in which America is seen as owing its principal allegiance to the international legal order rather than to our own Constitution and national interests. "Recall that the president chose to install former Yale Law School dean Harold Koh as his State Department’s legal adviser. Koh is the country’s leading proponent of transnationalism. He is now a major player in the administration’s deliberations over international law and cooperation. Naturally, membership in the International Criminal Court, which the United States has resisted joining, is high...
  • EU proposes 25% ‘climate quota’ in new long-term budget

    05/02/2018 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    EURACTIV ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Frédéric Simon
    The clean energy transition and other initiatives to decarbonise Europe’s economy will represent 25% of EU spending under a seven-year EU budget plan put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday (2 May). Another key aspect is whether the EU will commit to stop funding fossil fuel projects like gas pipelines, which environmentalists claim risk locking Europe into unnecessary infrastructure. “I’m not sure it’s reached the upper layers of the Commission yet,” Gaventa said. Other parts of the budget could prove controversial, like a proposal to allocate 20% of revenue from carbon trading to the EU budget, as well as...
  • The Baguette Shop: A Parable About Trade

    04/06/2018 1:53:40 PM PDT · by Thalean · 6 replies
    American Greatness ^ | April 5, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    You own an artisanal bakery that makes the best $2 baguettes in town. Business is booming. In fact, business is so good that a German bakery opens up across the street. You’re not worried: their $3 baguettes are good, but not that good. You’re sure you can outcompete them in good ol’ American fashion—and let’s be honest, who’s ever heard of German baguettes? A month later you notice baguette sales are down. Why? You walk across the street to compare sales with the German bakery, and you see a sign: “Baguettes Now $1.” How could they possibly afford to bake...
  • U.S. Envoy Nikki Haley says she shares John Bolton's disdain for the U.N.

    04/06/2018 10:23:23 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/2018 | Staff
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday she shares incoming national security adviser John Bolton’s disdain for the world body and believes the two will work well together. Bolton, who was U.S. envoy to the United Nations for President George W. Bush, will become President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Monday. He once said it would make no difference if 10 floors were knocked off the U.N. headquarters in New York. “I know John Bolton well. I have gotten advice from him, I have talked to him. I know his disdain for the U.N. I...
  • Why Tariffs Will Benefit American Consumers

    04/05/2018 1:53:27 PM PDT · by Thalean · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | April 4, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    In a recent piece for the Washington Post, former CNN correspondent Heather Long and her colleague Andrew Van Dam contend that President Trump’s tariffs will hurt Trump voters the most. Their conclusion is unsurprising, as the mainstream media’s raison d’être is to rebuke the president and gaslight his supporters into thinking they have cause to abandon him. Don’t let them fool you. Tariffs are in America’s best interest, and they will help precisely the people Trump says they will: the working class. Long and Van Dam argue that tariffs are bad because they increase prices and could cause a trade...
  • Biggest Threat to Humanity? Climate Change, U.N. Chief Says

    03/30/2018 5:43:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 29, 2018 | By Somini Sengupta
    UNITED NATIONS — Nuclear weapons? Famine? Civil war? Nope. The United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, on Thursday called climate change “the most systemic threat to humankind” and urged world leaders to curb their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions. He didn’t say much, though, about the one world leader who had pulled out of the landmark United Nations climate change agreement: President Trump. Instead, Mr. Guterres suggested that Mr. Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord nearly a year ago didn’t matter much. The American people, he said, were doing plenty. “Independently of the position of the administration, the U.S. might be...
  • 10 reasons global elites won't let Trump end Islamic immigration and ban Muslim Brotherhood

    03/29/2018 7:44:14 PM PDT · by LeoHohmann · 9 replies
    LeoHohmann.com ^ | March 29, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    I don’t think Trump knows all that much about the Brotherhood’s history, tactics or deceptive, two-pronged strategy of using both terror and peaceful political warfare against the enemies of Allah. He was simply responding to the global rise in terrorism that was coinciding with a mass population shift from the Islamic world into the Western democracies. Western Europe, which has seen the most Muslim migration over the past couple of decades, has experienced the most terror attacks, sexual assaults on women and clamp-downs on the free speech of non-Muslims. Trump saw that and, rightly, wanted to stop it from coming...