“Progressive” movie maker Michael Moore Says ‘I Think Trump Is Going To Win’

We at ACC are non partisan and will never endorse any candidate for any office, ever. Just to state again.

Michael Moore’s analysis is interesting as it jibes with at least some of our thoughts. One of the reasons Trump is not well regarded by many within the GOP is because he is seen as a big government guy and a potential president who might start going tariff happy once taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Cashing In and Shaking Down: Airbnb hires Eric Holder to develop anti-discrimination policy

The fact that Elizabeth Warren and a few other Democratic senators are shaking down the company might have something to do with this new hire. This is business today. Just like Uber did, Airbnb has hired a White House crony for official cover. It’s Chicago politics writ large.

Pay me and you get to play.

(From The Hill)

“Airbnb is committed to building a community where everyone can belong,

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Social Security Just Ran A $6 Trillion Deficit And No One Noticed!

You know why? Because no one wants to notice. No one wants to talk about Social Security and its problems, its Ponzi nature, its quietly ticking time bomb(s). No one wants to talk about it because we have come to believe that these sorts of things eventually work themselves out. And certainly no one wants to talk cuts, or means testing, least of all the people in Congress who would be slaughtered (likely) at the polls if they did.

So no worries.

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“People must learn to recognize the EU for what it really is: a gang of power-lusty crooks empowering and enriching themselves at other, productive people’s expense.”

Hans-Hermann Hoppe shares his insight on the nature of the European Union, the future of the world economy, and the danger of the USA embracing a European type economy – which basically it has.

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One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

Conservatives need to get on board with legal pot and with haste.

Many “conservatives” are already. I was on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville and saw a Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) kiosk. This is progress. But the progress is not fast enough, particularly in many states which do not have ballot initiatives like my home state of Virginia.

Pot prohibition is not good for individuals, communities, or the country. If one chooses to use cannabis this is no one’s business but that of the individual who uses the drug.

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Bigger government does not mean more “social justice” in fact it often, usually, means the opposite

Socialism has a half life. Once honest to goodness socialism is instituted it is only a matter of time before the system implodes on itself. The primary factor in the speed of collapse is the amount of fat within an economy before massive state intervention and redistributionist policies. If the disease of socialism, hard core socialism, think the USSR, Cuba, North Korea, and even places like Venezuela, really takes hold, if the state assumes pretty much every aspect of the economy,

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Over 90 percent of Chicago business leaders say city is home to cronyism

Home of  Al Capone, Dennis Hastert, Jesse Jackson, the Daley “machine,” Saul Alinsky, Barack Obama, the Windy City seems fertile ground for those inclined toward the crony disposition.

Chicago erupts out of the Midwestern plains like a steel and glass mountain range. As one approaches the metropolis one begins to feel its gravitational field. It’s different than New York’s pull which is stronger but is offset by Philly, Boston and Washington DC. Chicago however stands mostly alone, smack dab in the middle of the country and the continent.

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This is the worst state in the union in which to do business

If Rhode Island was smart it would liberalize laws and make itself a business friendly island in the red tape clogged sea which is the Northeast. But alas, no such strategy has been deployed. Better to remain Massachusetts’s hyper regulated, over taxed kid brother I guess.

Got to lighten up on the reins if you want the carriage to go faster.

The ocean state’s got The Great Gatsby and The Family Guy so I guess the province of Providence figures it’s good.

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Ground Zero of China’s Slowdown Leaves Locals Looking for Exit

Refugees from Syria aren’t the only refugees the West is seeing. A different type of refugee, from China, has landed on the golden shores of the US and Canada. People with money from the great China boom are seeking a landing place for their families and their wealth. This has long been the story in Vancouver for example.

But these people are the lucky few. Most Chinese will never get on a plane and traverse the Pacific. Most will stay in China through the economic “slowdown”

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Following Minimum Wage Increases, Unemployment Spikes among Black Male Teens

The minimum wage shuts people, the least skilled in a society, out of jobs. There is no doubt about it. It does. If someone’s labor is worth less than a $15/hour minimum wage that person will not get the job. It’s not complicated, and yet so many want this simple equation to be false. They will bend over backwards to justify an increase in the minimum wage and will insist that such an increase will raise all boats. Unfortunately, when the minimum wage is increased far above the real wage rate of unskilled labor most boats don’t rise and many sink.

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