American Consequences - February 2019

CONTENTS

FEBRUARY 2019 : ISSUE 19

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Editor in Chief: P.J. O’Rourke Editorial Director: Carli Flippen Publisher: Steven Longenecker Assistant Managing Editors: AMERICAN CONSEQUENCES

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52 Love, Lies, and Tea Leaves on Wall Street BY TURNEY DUFF 56 Sympathy Versus Empathy BY P.J. O'ROURKE 60 Do Dirty Socks Make You a Liberal? BY ANDREW FERGUSON

BY STEVEN LONGENECKER

6 Letter From the Editor BY P.J. O'ROURKE

12 What Moved the Market

14 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Chris Gaarde, Laura Greaver Creative Director: Erica Wood Contributing Editors: Mike Barrett, Turney Duff, Dr. David Eifrig, John Fedderke, Andrew Ferguson, C. Scott Garliss, Anatole Kaletsky, Alice B. Lloyd, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Dr. Ron Paul, Buck Sexton, Dr. Richard Smith Newswire Editors: C. Scott Garliss, John Gillin, Greg Diamond

16 From Our Inbox

66 Why the Algos Need a Heart BY C. SCOTT GARLISS

20 How Fear Will Ruin Your Financial Future BY DR. DAVID EIFRIG

70 The World Economy Goes Hollywood BY ANATOLE KALETSKY

24 The Pendulum of Investor Psychology BY MIKE BARRETT

74 The Year of Trump?

BY JOSEPH S. NYE JR.

30 The Gig Economy

78 Rough Times Ahead, But Liberty Can Still Win BY DR. RON PAUL

BY JOHN FEDDERKE

34 Tales of Emotional Investments

Cartoon Director: Frank Stansberry General Manager: Jamison Miller Advertising: Jared Kelly, Jill Peterson Editorial feedback: feedback@ americanconsequences.com

82 The Book Grump

40 The Devil Drives Tesla BY ALICE LLOYD

84 Read This

COMPILED BY STEVEN LONGENECKER AND P.J. O'ROURKE

46 The Most Dangerous of All Biases BY DR. RICHARD SMITH

86 The Final Word

BY BUCK SEXTON

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