For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds

Well, some people want the US to be more like Europe. So congrats. In Italy for instance it’s perfectly natural for 30 year old Giuseppe to live off of his parents. That’s the expectation in many cases and it is a reflection not only of a culture but of a poorer society and a less dynamic middle class.

That our president has promoted the below kind of post adolescent adolescence isn’t helpful either.

(From Pew Research)

In addition,

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Rep. Mulvaney weighs in on the Pentagon’s massive overseas slush fund

Why are we writing the Pentagon a nearly blank check? It’s just not very smart.

“Conservatives,” open ended military spending is not very conservative at all.

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The Anger of the Unprivileged Is Rising Globally

This goes nicely with the previous post.

People are waking up. They are using the information at their disposal. Do not take this information for granted.

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Brzezinski: It Feels Like Hillary Clinton is ‘Lying Straight Out’ About Her Emails

A key part of cronyism is the the idea that the connected, the political class, gets to play by different rules than the rest of us. The idea that wealth and status within the Washington “court” gives some a free ride. That these are the people who wish to “lead” the American people is particularly challenging to those of us who are aware of this tiered system of justice.

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Here’s The Full List Of Organizations That Paid Hillary Clinton From 2013-2015

Here’s the full list in case you haven’t seen it. This doesn’t even include her husband.

Dolla dolla bill ya’ll.

ACC is a completely non-partisan organization. We do not support/endorse or oppose any candidate for office. We believe that both major parties are heavily influenced by special interests and will report on crony capitalism wherever and whenever we see it.

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58 Percent of Voters Willing To Go With Someone Other Than Trump or Clinton

Winds of change are blowing.

That feels about right. And it should be remembered that the state as we know it is very much a product of the 20th Century. Just as highly centralized, highly hierarchical corporations are. Corporations have been forced to adjust to the new less centralized world (though this is ongoing), governments are just beginning to feel the winds of change.

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What really happened in the Nevada Democratic Convention (The Video they keep taking down)

As we say all the time, we have no horse in the presidential race or any other race. We endorse no candidate, nor will we ever.

This video is important for all Americans to see, Bernie supporters, Clinton supporters, Trump supporters, Johnson supporters, and everyone else.

What happened at the recent Nevada state Democratic convention sure looks like a railroad job. It reminds me very much of what happened to Ron Paul and his delegates during the 2012 GOP convention.

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Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld: ‘Taxation is Theft’!

Weld is a legitimate Deadhead too. (Which in my view is a positive.) But is he really a libertyhead? At best the jury is out.

But who knows maybe he’s had a “road to Damascus” moment. People do change and many Republicans have become more libertarian over the years.

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America’s Red-Tape Machine Ensnares Millions of Young Have-Nots

Occupational licensing in most cases is simply a crony ploy. It’s not about public safety. It’s about creating barriers to entry for people seeking to business in the marketplace. On net such licensing hurts society and particularly the young and the relatively less well off.

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Legendary pollster Pat Caddell: Dems and the GOP collude to shut out 3rd parties, good presidential candidates

Pat Caddell is cantankerous in a charming uncharming way. He’s a grump who is grumpy for very good reason and who reflects the grumpiness of an isolated and marginalized (to date) electorate. He is angry. We’re angry. And he is right, it is a travesty that the presidential debates are limited to the the Democratic and Republican nominees.

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America: A Nation of Idiots (?)

I added the question mark to the headline.

I have to say that we do some pretty stupid things. We vote for people who take away our rights, who lie straight faced to us. We continue to prop a banking system which plays us for, well, idiots. We continue to let a political class act as it wishes even as it gives the rest of America the finger. We allow wars to be waged in distant places at great cost to life,

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Robert’s Rules get raw, Nevada Dems revolt, Bernie folks draw the line in the desert? (VIDEO)

My favorite part of this video is when a guy holding a Bernie sign looks over at the other side of the room and says, “Democracy… You got something against it?”

Lights were turned on. Old people got upset. (As did the young people.) It was ugly. I’ve got to figure out which convention I’m going to go see this year and at this point the Democratic convention looks like it will be the most fun to watch.

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Some personal thoughts on socialism

Socialism and crony capitalism go hand in hand. The bigger the government the more crony the government. The more powerful a government the more likely it will be that corporations, unions, special interest groups, and individuals will want to buy it. You think corporations don’t like regulations? Au contraire mon frere. They often love them. Much more often than not. Heck, they often even write the regs themselves. Do you really think that General Electric wants a small government for instance?

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