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What We’re Reading Today: Chicago Looting Planned, Wealth Tax Hurts, Leave The Economy Alone … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Gone Mad

Chicago Looters Attack Ronald McDonald House — Legal Insurrection

Mayor Lightfoot Calls Looting A Planned Attack, Not ‘Spontaneous Reaction’ To Police Shooting — CBS

Seattle BLM Protesters To Strangers: ‘Give Up Your House. Give Black People Back Their Homes’ — Hot Air

Portland protesters, rioters target police with lasers and fireworks outside federal courthouse — Fox News

Washington Post Shows Solidarity With Portland Arsonists — Power Line

Economics

The Economic Damage of Wealth Taxation — Dan Mitchell

Good Government Greed, Bad Economic Freedom! — The Library of Economics and Liberty

The Supply and Demand Model Predicts Behavior in Thousands of Experiments — Marginal Revolution

The economy is reknitting itself, so leave it alone — Washington Examiner

Looter suspect intentionally ran over woman in River North, police say — CWBChicago

Misc

Were David Brock’s Media Matters Illegal Hillary Matters? — Mark Hemingway, RealClearInvestigations

Three Athletes Take a Stand Instead of a Knee — Anders Koskinen, Intellectual Takeout

Wokeness Comes for Mathematics: Why Academics Are Saying 2+2=5 — The Western Journal

Satire

Report: Kamala Harris Already Vetting VP Picks — Babylon Bee

Iranian ship wins award for not being actively on fire — Duffel Blog

Cyclist repeatedly fails Captcha test after failing to identify images with traffic lights — NewsThump

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