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There's a Reason George Washington Warned against "Entangling Relationships"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/21/2022

America's Cold War relationships have created conditions for very hot wars to take place. The current war in Ukraine is part of that sorry Cold War legacy.

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The Great Reset VII: Capitalism for the Rich and Socialism for the Poor

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog04/20/2022

Michael Rectenwald takes on the progressive canard of "socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor," in which the government protects the wealthy but throws everyone else to the tender mercies of rapacious capitalism.

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To Fight Russia, Europe's Regimes Risk Impoverishment and Recession for Europe

Global Economy

Blog04/19/2022

Politicians have become accustomed to conjuring whatever they want through the “miracle” of printing money. But in the real world, it’s still necessary to produce oil and gas through actual physical production. 

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The Ukraine War Shows Nukes Mean Safety from US-Led Regime Change

Blog04/11/2022

The US has sworn off regime change in Russia. The lesson here is obvious for regimes that don’t wish to be in the US’s sphere of influence: get nuclear weapons as soon as you can.

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The Fed Can't Fix the Economy, but It Can Break It

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog04/08/2022

Despite assurances from politicians and the media, the Federal Reserve System is not a collection of geniuses who stand guard against inflation and recession. Instead, think of the Fed policy makers as the Keystone Cops of central banking.

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The Wrong Elites

Media and CulturePhilosophyProgressivismStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2022

Russian oligarchs, American pols, and state-connected billionaires are all cut from the same cloth: they didn't earn, or fully earn, their wealth and position in society. We must withdraw our sanction of these people.

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The "Rules-Based International Order" Is Dead. Washington Killed It.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/05/2022

From globalization to sanctions, to international institutions like the UN, the US is leading a small global fragment that's little more than NATO and a handful of friends. Meanwhile, two-thirds of the global economy isn't signing on.

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The State: It’s Oligarchs All the Way Down

World History

Blog04/02/2022

Lenin called World War I a war among the capitalists of Europe. He was wrong. It was a war among oligarchs, statists who extract wealth from legitimate economic activity at the barrel of a gun.

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