American Consequences - June 2018

CONTENTS

JUNE 2018 : ISSUE 12

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AMERICAN CONSEQUENCES

58 The 2018 Farm Bill BY P.J. O'ROURKE 64 Pigs Get Slaughtered BY BILL BONNER 68 The Electoral College BY P.J. O'ROURKE

Inside This Issue BY STEVEN LONGENECKER

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

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Editor in Chief: P.J. O’Rourke Editorial Director: Carli Flippen Managing Editor: Steven Longenecker Contributing Editors: Bill Bonner, Ernst Dogsbody, Turney Duff, Sebastián Edwards, Dr. David Eifrig, John Fedderke, Richard N. Haass, Alec MacGillis, Matt McCall, Geoffrey Norman, Buck Sexton, Dr. Steve Sjuggerud NewsWire Editors: Scott Garliss, John Gillin, Greg Diamond Assistant Editors: Chris Gaarde, Laura Greaver Creative Director: Erica Wood Cartoon Director: Frank Stansberry Contributing Cartoonists: Hank Blaustein General Manager: Jamison Miller Advertising: Sam DeCroes, Jared Kelly, Jill Peterson Editorial feedback: feedback@ americanconsequences.com

10 "Coastal" or "Heartlander" Quiz

12 What Moved the Market

72 Revenge of the Forgotten Class BY ALEC MACGILLIS

14 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

16 From Our Inbox

82 Puppies Are Cute

BY ERNEST DOGSBODY

22 Resurgence of the American Heartland BY DR. DAVID EIFRIG

86 Trading Tragedy BY TURNEY DUFF

28 A Conversation with Mark Spitznagel: The Heartland Will Return

90 America's Forgotten Default  BY SEBASTIÁN EDWARDS

32 Letter From Toledo, Ohio BY JOHN FEDDERKE

94 U.S./China Trade War

BY DR. STEVE SJUGGERUD

42 A Conversation with Matt McCall: The Future of Legal Marijuana

100 A North Korean Opportunity for America and China BY RICHARD N. HAASS

48 Here to Stay: Heroin

BY GEOFFREY NORMAN

104 Read This

57 Back-Off From Opioids BY DR. DAVID EIFRIG

106 The Final Word

BY BUCK SEXTON

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