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Judge Stickman is right that the Pennsylvania lockdown cannot be defended by anyone who takes human rights seriously.
Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy
Whether we're commanded to trust the experts, abandon the rule of law, or venerate government for "keeping us safe," the 9/11 panic and our current crisis have many things in common.
The global "elites" of the World Economic Forum seek a "Great Reset" that will usher in a new and far more powerful technocracy defined by central planning and the end of freedom as we know it.
Protectionism and Free TradeWorld HistoryInterventionism
France faces a future of spiraling debt and declining economic growth. So Emmanuel Macron has now embraced economic nationalism as a way out. It's not likely to work.
"Financialization" is the process by which a normal economy is transformed into a fragile economy centered around financial firms. Central banks and government bailouts are to blame.
Media and CultureStrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
Terrence Malick's new film about conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter is a subtle film. But perhaps too much so, and we need to look deeper to understand why this one man so vehemently resisted the Nazi state at the cost of his own life.
Legal SystemU.S. History
Fewer than half the homicides in the US end with a conviction in court. The rate for other violent crimes is even worse. Meanwhile, 80 percent of arrests are for petty offenses.
Taxes and Spending
France has a lower income than 49 US states, which may shed some light on why protests continue all these weeks later.