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Central BanksThe FedInflation
The buzz in Washington is that the Fed is "fighting inflation." But this is like an arsonist fighting the fire he started.
Unlike a private-sector service, police do not operate under any contractual obligations to provide services in any particular way. They can choose to do nothing at all, and face no real consequences.
Anti-PoliticsMedia and Culture
One of Google's latest projects has been the development of LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), an artificially intelligent chatbot generator. Alas, Google has created another "woke" monster.
Money and Banks
The United States economy may have delivered no growth in the first half of 2022 after the decline in the first quarter, narrowly avoiding a technical recession.
Anti-PoliticsDecentralization and SecessionDemocracy
The Mauritius government still denies Chagossians independence, continuing colonial policies.
Booms and BustsThe FedInflation
Peter Schiff once joked that Obama should have appointed Bernie Madoff secretary of the Treasury. The government's easy money policies ultimately lead to Ponzi schemes.
Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedU.S. Economy
Conventional wisdom says a country should manage its debts, but what if debt has become uncontrollable?
Decentralization and Secession
Were these cannabis-legal states to combine to form their own country, it would be the tenth-largest country in the world.