The Rundown - Weds 10/11/17: Nobel econ; Lima Marin; Trump v Corker

At 6:36, we'll talk with economist Don Boudreaux about the good, the bad and the ugly of the work of new Nobel laureate in economics, Richard Thaler:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/business/nobel-economics-richard-thaler.html

https://www.mercatus.org/donald-j-boudreaux

Here's Thaler saying why he believes certain kinds of "nudges" are better than laws, but as the reporter implies where do you draw the line between a "nanny state" and freedom (even after moving away from laws.)

I don't use pot...never have...but a change in our law regarding marijuana-based "edibles" is interesting, and even as a libertarian there's an aspect of it that I understand in the context of the fact that pot remains, unjustifiably, illegal at the federal level.

Animal-shaped marijuana-infused products banned as of Oct 1.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-bans-pot-gummy-bears-other-edibles-shapes/

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President Donald Trump may be satisfying his own ego, but this is NOT good for him, the country, or the GOP:

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/354822-trump-sends-signal-with-corker-attack

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/10/trump-bob-corker-feud-republicans-response-243635

And then this...proving yet again that this president’s ego is more fragile than a hummingbird egg

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trumps-jibe-deepens-feud-with-tillerson-he-was-joking/2017/10/10/93ab9742-ae27-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story.html?utm_term=.7d7751984e7c

On the other hand, I am looking forward to hearing him promote tax reform when talking to an audience containing a lot of truck drivers in western Pennsylvania today. If he can sell supply-side economics to the "working class" he'll be doing the entire nation a big favor. 

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I know that some listeners aren't happy with this story, but given the totality of the situation at this point I believe this is justice:

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/10/rene-lima-marin-wins-deportation-case-could-go-free/

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Harvey Weinstein now appears to be closer to the Bill Cosby category than the Bill O'Reilly category:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories

http://www.eonline.com/news/886019/harvey-weinstein-accused-of-raping-multiple-women


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