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Tom WoodsFrom his January 30, 2014 podcast, Tom Woods said, in response to this January 25, 2014 New York Times hit piece against Rand Paul and Mises Institute associates like Walter Block (at 9:47):

“Basically, I don’t talk to the New York Times anymore. They write to me, they want some comment, I tell them no, I’ve been smeared by you guys before.”

Yet, five days after the article, Woods is still touting that he’s a “New York Times Bestselling Author” on the top of his website, and on his Facebook page.

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If the New York Times is so bad and has been known to “smear” him and others like Walter Block and Ron Paul, why is he still touting their lauding of his authorship?

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Exposing Faux CapitalismOn the June 23, 2013 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb on Truth Frequency Radio, I covered the following articles and video:

Dentist’s decision to fire ‘too attractive’ assistant upheld by court

Here is my commentary on my Facebook group post:

Another case of a false frame by the mass media to pit one group against another — in this case women vs. men. The court ruled correctly, but for the wrong reason. The dentist acted legally in dismissing his “attractive” assistant not because there was no gender discrimination, but because an employer has the right to dismiss employees according to the terms of the employment contracts.

There is no right to privacy by Dr. Walter Block

My Facebook commentary:

Interesting perspective by contrarian Dr. Walter Block, whom I have interviewed on my show. He asserts that there is no right to privacy, and that privacy is only a benefit. This is provocative to some, just as the claim that health care isn’t a right, which I agree with, since it’s a market good, but is Dr. Block right about privacy?

Coast To Coast AM – July 13 2013 – The Federal Reserve – C2CAM Radio DisclosureRadio

My Facebook commentary:

Millions of weekly listeners doesn’t mean you’ll hear informed guests. Take last night’s C2C AM guest, Brad Thor, who falsely claimed that the Federal Reserve is no more federal than Federal Express (in ownership, that’s true, but not overall), and he laughably claimed that Canada is a socialist country vis-a-vis the U.S. (at 1h4m), despite the conservative Heritage Foundation ranking Canada as more economically free than the U.S. for the fourth year in a row in 2013. For better quality analysis, tune in to Exposing Faux Capitalism every Sunday from 8 to 10 PM Eastern at TruthFrequencyRadio.com.

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Inspired by over 100 likes of Anthony Migchels’ Real Currencies Facebook page in just three months, I created one for Exposing Faux Capitalism here.

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Beginning in the early hours of November 25, 2012, I started receiving what would end up being 30 suspicious spam comments on my blog, all with links to different Facebook profiles, and all containing at least one spelling mistake.

I had never experienced this before in the four years I have run my blog.

This came just over a week after my November 18 article, It’s official: The Daily Bell lied about their website numbers, and a week after my November 21 article, The Daily Bell demonstrates the importance of impression management.

The reason I mention that is because out of the first 30 spam comments, four were on articles about the Daily Bell, which is statistically significant, given that I have written over 670 articles since 2008. In addition to the spam comments on articles about the Daily Bell, many of the others were related to things that the Daily Bell regularly writes about such as gold, silver and so-called fiat currency.

The second round of suspicious spam comments was even more revealing, with four out of the 18 being about the Daily Bell.

First I was ignored by the Daily Bell, then they clicked through to my site at least three times after my articles got picked up on Michael Rivero’s What Really Happened, and after it was proven that they had lied about their website numbers, I got a regular reader insisting he’s not a “DB agent” writing in-depth criticisms and never bothering to comment on his assertion being proven to be incorrect that the Daily Bell hadn’t adopted an “elite methodology” it had previously blasted, when I showed the screen capture of the Daily Bell including Alexa verification code on their site.

For more on the Daily, see my comprehensive set of articles here.

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Here are some interesting statistics concerning how social media will affect the November 6, 2012 United States presidential election.

Social media can be used to provide a counterbalance to the two-party system lock on elections in the United States, whether it be the promotion of a third party candidate or a vote for “None of the above,” as some jurisdictions effectively allow by declining your ballot.

I have achieved successful outreach through various social media for my blog and radio program, and I have found that prominent personalities are more apt to respond through sites like Twitter and Facebook where the exchanges can be publicly seen, than through private email.

Consider, additionally, smaller social media sites, which are less apt to be controlled with content filters and more strict account restrictions, in the case that you have an important message to get out that may not be popular for most readers.

Provided by: Open-Site.org

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On Charlie Rose’s November 7, 2011 interview with Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and COO, Sheryl Sandberg, they talked about Facebook, social networking and privacy concerns, and then the topic of women in business leadership roles came up. (starting at 49:14)

I really think we need more women to lean into their careers, and to be really dedicated to staying in the workforce. I think the achievement gap is caused by a lot of things. It’s caused by institutional barriers and all kinds of stuff. But there’s also a really big ambition gap. If you survey men and women in college today in this country, the men are more ambitious than women. Until women are as ambitious as men, they’re not going to achieve as much as men.

I am reminded of a professor at the university I attended who told me about an initiative the Computer Science department created to attract more women to the program. Women accounted for around 20% of the enrollment, which was the lowest for any program at the university, and even notably lower than Engineering, overall.

She said they were surprised that the enrollment of women actually went down after they instituted their program, and they were baffled by this. Anyone who has taken an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, especially at The University of Waterloo, will know exactly why such a program isn’t very appealing to women.

The Computer Science program’s leather jacket was then known as the male equivalent of a chastity belt, and the computer lab was your second, and in some cases, your primary home.

I hope her reference to women being more ambitious than men is in the context of the business world, and not overall, since many women are ambitious mothers, and some cultures still fully appreciate the essential role they play, as Western culture once did.

Within the business context, I wholeheartedly agree with her, but at the same time, there are very good reasons why women aren’t in business leadership roles to the degree that their formal education and experience compares favourably to their male counterparts. Having worked with women in business leadership roles, I have personally observed that ultimately, the responsibility of taking care of their children rests mostly with them.

Eliminating the institutional barriers she referenced is one thing, but trying to convince someone that a certain field and position in an organization is desirable for them despite what their personal preferences continue to indicate strikes me as elitist.

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