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Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was the greatest economist of my time. His greatest works can be accessed here at no charge.

Mises believed that property, freedom and peace are and should be the hallmarks of a satisfying and prosperous society. I agree. Mises proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the prospect for general and individual prosperity is maximized, indeed, is only possible, if the principle of private property reigns supreme. What's yours is yours. What's mine is mine. When the line between yours and mine is smudged, the door to conflict opens. Without freedom (individual liberty of action) the principle of private property is neutered and the free market, which is the child of property and freedom and the mother of prosperity and satisfaction, cannot exist. Peace is the goal of a prosperous and satisfying society of free individuals, not peace which is purchased by submission to the enemies of property and freedom, but peace which results from the unyielding defense of these principles against all who challenge them.

In this blog I measure American society against the metrics of property, freedom and peace.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Chris Cuomo's Tears Of A Clown

CNN reported "BREAKING NEWS" this morning: Trump officials other than Michael Flynn were in "constant" contact with "the Russians" during the campaign!

Wow! Stop the presses and the World! I want to get off!

Chris Cuomo, who always strikes me as being at the point of tears, breathlessly reported on this "crisis," calling it "explosive" and saying it is stirring up a "firestorm." He peppered his reporting with references to violations of the "Logan Act." Several times he asked rhetorically: "Who knew what and when?" In an interview he even suggested that Congress should appoint a "Special Prosecutor" to investigate!

Give me a break!

Cuomo's parody of reportorial Watergate angst was quite good. If it had been performed on another network during Saturday Night Live, it might even have been funny.

Apparently, Trump stepped on some toes over at CNN with his criticism that the network reports "fake" news. If this morning's performance by Cuomo and company is any indication, CNN also drums up fake crises.

Trump has been President now for only a few weeks and his administration has been under concerted fire from Day One by Democrats, the mainstream media and George Soros, who has funded political disruption by hooligans around the country.

I get it. Trump won. The Washington snakes and frogs are hissing and croaking at the prospect of their swamp being drained.

As far as I'm concerned watching guys like Cuomo squirm at CNN is great entertainment. But I could care less about his blather.

Carry on, Mr. Trump!