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Lipton Matthews

Lipton Matthews is a researcher, business analyst, and contributor to Merion WestThe FederalistAmerican Thinker, Intellectual Takeout,, and Imaginative Conservative. Visit his YouTube channel, with numerous interviews with a variety of scholars, here. He may be contacted at or on Twitter (@matthewslipton).

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Eco-imperialism: The West's New Kind of Colonialism

The Environment


Western intellectuals are trying to tear down symbols of traditional colonialism. Yet the West still continues a form a colonialism in Africa: eco-imperialism. 

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How Botswana Became the World's Fastest-Growing Economy

Global Economy


The risk of government expropriation of private property remained low, and Botswana rejected antiwhite reformist politics which destroyed capital in many other countries in the region. Economic success has been a result. 

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How "Cultural Distance" Acts as a Barrier to Trade

07/09/2021Power & Market

Studies suggest cultural dissimilarity has a statistically positive and negative influence on the volume of trade flows.  That is, people tend to trade with others who are similar to them. 

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The Real Trickle-Down Effect: Making "Luxuries" Affordable to Regular People

Global Economy

07/07/2021Mises Media
The "trickle down" effect is real in how capitalists are motivated to expand affordability of their products and services. Mobile phones and air travel were once just luxuries enjoyed by a select few, but are now widely affordable.
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Why Africa's Geography Is a Barrier to Growth


Though the plague of an inhospitable geography is not an insurmountable obstacle to development, it remains crucial to understanding disparities in income across countries. 

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