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One or two simple points

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Fabio Rojas says not a coup.  Naunihal Singh agrees, and he is the expert in this area.  I agree as well.  But still it matters a lot that to many people, including foreigners, it looks like one.  Is it crazy to think that a police force protecting Congress should stand its ground no matter what, even if that means escalating the level of force?  I don’t understand why that view isn’t being discussed more.  What is al Qaeda thinking now? My main model revision was that the police have been more radicalized than I had thought, and some of them seemed to welcome the intruders, let them in, took selfies with them, etc.  Why didn’t they arrest more of the felons?  Why were the riot police of D.C. so very slow to respond?  This problem of die Polizeiweltanschauung remains underdiscussed. How

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Fabio Rojas says not a coupNaunihal Singh agrees, and he is the expert in this area.  I agree as well.  But still it matters a lot that to many people, including foreigners, it looks like one.  Is it crazy to think that a police force protecting Congress should stand its ground no matter what, even if that means escalating the level of force?  I don’t understand why that view isn’t being discussed more.  What is al Qaeda thinking now?

My main model revision was that the police have been more radicalized than I had thought, and some of them seemed to welcome the intruders, let them in, took selfies with them, etc.  Why didn’t they arrest more of the felons?  Why were the riot police of D.C. so very slow to respond?  This problem of die Polizeiweltanschauung remains underdiscussed.

How many women in this group?  A few, but here is a redux of my May 2016 post “What the Hell is Going On?”.

For the day, stocks were up and gold was down.  But still it is justified to be worried about the next two weeks.  In the meantime, Mormons should rise in status yet again.

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Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen and Tabarrok have also ventured into online education by starting Marginal Revolution University. He currently writes the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, and he also writes for such publications as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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