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What We’re Reading Today: Trump Asks For It, Cellphone Injuries, The Impact Of Minimum Wage Hikes … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Economics

The Assault on Wealth — David R. Henderson, Hoover Institution

The No-Demand Principle and Libertarianism — Arnold Kling, Library of Economics and Liberty

9 of the 10 Richest People in the World Are Self-Made Entrepreneurs — Foundation for Economic Education

What does decline in labor-force participation mean? — Donald Boudreaux, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Who’d a-thunk it? Restaurant recession looms with coming wave of minimum wage hikes? — Mark J. Perry, American Enterprise Institute

News

Biden attacks voter at campaign event: ‘You’re a damn liar’ — Washington Examiner

Trump: If you’re going to impeach me, ‘do it now, fast’ — Associated Press

Nearly 4,000 Americans per year injured while using cellphones, study finds — United Press International

Support for Elizabeth Warren drops to lowest since August in White House race: Reuters/Ipsos poll — Reuters

Satire

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan To End Climate Change By Performing Authentic Rain Dance — Babylon Bee

Mom Scolds Child For Pointing At Homeless Man Instead Of Ignoring His Very Existence — The Onion

Kurds oppose pardoning Turkey at Thanksgiving — The Duffel Blog

UCLA To Offer Masters Degree In Understanding Los Angeles Parking Restrictions — The Avocado

Misc

Pete Buttigieg Nods Along as Pastor Claims Mexican Illegals are Reclaiming Stolen Land — Legal Insurrection

Recharging Electric Cars Requires the Patience of Job — American Spectator

Christmas After Communism: One Man’s Story — Intellectual Takeout

California Farmer Fights Government Claim That Dirt Is a Pollutant — The Daily Signal

Math Professor at UC Davis Under Fire for Opposing ‘Diversity Statements’ — College Insurrection

Paul Krugman gets death wrong — Don Surber


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