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Upcoming Talk About Trump and the Economy

The Allendale Republican Club will have its April meeting on Monday, April 3rd at 7:30 at Borough Hall (500 W. Crescent Ave Allendale)

We will be welcoming special guest speaker, Dr. Murrary Sabrin. Dr. Sabrin is a former U.S. Senate Candidate and is currently a Professor of Finance at Ramapo College. He will be sharing his insight on the current State of the Union.

All are welcome!  Free admission.

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New Ebook Available

I am pleased to inform you that the social entrepreneurship ebook is posted on the Sabrin Center site.  I hope the essays will have an impact on the national dialogue about the best way to provide social services in communities throughout the country.

 

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I Could’ve Been a Contender

Late last year I was contacted by the vice chairman of New Jersey Libertarian Party asking me if I would consider accepting the party’s nomination for governor 2017. A few days later I had a conference call with both the chairman and vice chairman of the NJLP and discussed what a Sabrin for Governor campaign would look like in 2017.

One of the goals would be to raise sufficient funds, just like we did in 1997, to receive matching funds and be included in the official debates sponsored by the New Jersey Election Commission (ELEC). Another goal would be to surpass the nearly 5% of the vote I received in 1997 to at least 10%. I told the and NJLP leadership I would have to think this over very carefully because of my commitments to writing a book this spring while I am on sabbatical, and then I will be writing another book in the second half of this year, when I go back to teaching in the fall semester.

 After thinking this over very carefully I decided I could not devote the time and energy needed to run a vigorous campaign this year even though the issues facing the people of New Jersey will require an outsider to address the state budget, the pension shortfall, property taxes, healthcare, the so-called drug epidemic and a myriad of other issues that cry out for out-of-the-box thinking, which of course we will never get from either a Democrat or Republican gubernatorial nominee. Continue reading

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The Revolution is Coming

every-generation-needs-revolution

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Fannie and Freddie’s New Bubble – LewRockwell

“Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac still have housing blood on their hands from the 2008 financial crash. However, the giant GSEs, placed in government conservatorship in September 2008, have now, virtually all by themselves, created another bubble, this time in the multifamily rental market. Fannie and Freddie made 53% of all apartment loans in 2016, that’s down from their combined 68% market share in 2012. So, their conservator, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), recently eased the GSE’s lending caps so they can crank out, even more, loans. Mary Salmonsen writes for multifamilyexecutive.com, “Currently, Fannie and Freddie are particularly dominant … Continue reading →”

Source: Fannie and Freddie’s New Bubble – LewRockwell

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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Trump’s Top Adviser: Austrian Economics Doesn’t Have Any Depth

Intellectual  lightweight,.  

Source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Trump’s Top Adviser: Austrian Economics Doesn’t Have Any Depth

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“They’re Baaack! And Why You Should Be Worried – Very Worried”

“This is the moment in time where generic, over simplified advice, that sounds so good (and too good) shouted too an adoring crowd  – should be taken as the siren, and clarion call to those who are diligent in preserving their wealth to buckle up, buckle down, and prepare in earnest.”

Source: “They’re Baaack! And Why You Should Be Worried – Very Worried”

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Trump and healthcare

Cornell economics professor Robert Frank writing in today’s NYT business section suggests Trump may propose “Medicare for all” in light of the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare last week. I would not be surprised. Trump is not a limited government advocate.

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General McInerney Says Obama Was ‘Heavily Listening to What Was Going on in the Trump Campaign’

Get in here democrats and explain this.

Source: General McInerney Says Obama Was ‘Heavily Listening to What Was Going on in the Trump Campaign’

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Why This Market Needs To Crash | Peak Prosperity

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Corrupt From Before The Beginning: The Deep State, Wall Street, and the CIA

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Two Centuries of US Immigration Visualized

Fantastic.  

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Sabbatical Day 66

Downloaded some additional articles about analysts who identified the tech bubble in the late 1990s, which Greenspan said was unidentifiable.

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Dear Fed: This Is Where The Inflation You Are Looking For Is “Hiding”

“while consumer prices (and other measures of inflation in the real economy) were disinflating, the generous policies of the central banks resulted in rapid inflation of financial asset prices…”

Source: Dear Fed: This Is Where The Inflation You Are Looking For Is “Hiding”

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Ignore This Chart

Ominous sign for the stock market.  

“It’s different this time…”

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How the Global Drug War Pushed Down Heroin Prices

“In the 1950s, Corsican gangsters such as Lucky Luciano created a mafia empire by smuggling morphine base from Turkey to Sicily, where it was refined into heroin, then shipped to France and finally to the United States.”

Source: How the Global Drug War Pushed Down Heroin Prices

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The Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard of

Police State USA?

Source: The Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard of

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Rush to Judgment by — Antiwar.com

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Roger Stone Warns That Trump Economic Adviser is Pushing a Crony Tax That Will Benefit Goldman Sachs

Draining the swamp?  

Source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Roger Stone Warns That Trump Economic Adviser is Pushing a Crony Tax That Will Benefit Goldman Sachs

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