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Why Saudi Arabia Won't Abandon Dollars for Yuan

Money and Banks

Blog03/29/2022

Saudi Arabia could flee to gold or cryptocurrencies to escape the money-printing machine, but it won't replace the US dollar with an inferior fiat currency.

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Will Biden Sanction Half the World to Isolate Russia?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/23/2022

The United States is no longer in any position to remake the world in its image. It's not 1945 or even 1970. Yet the US seems to be gearing up to bully half the world into compliance with the US Russia sanctions. 

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We Must Now Learn the Lesson of 1914, Not the Lesson of 1938.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/19/2022

Europe would have been immeasurably better off had its regimes chosen compromise instead of "countering aggression" in 1914. Sometimes this lesson is heeded, as when the US refused to intervene in 1956 and 1968. 

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Was Hitler Really Right-Wing?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/16/2022

Hitler recognized that his alliance with the bourgeois and right-wing forces—without which he would never have come to power—was irreconcilable with the radical revolutionary policies he had conceived.

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Why Die for Biden?

The same people who imposed covid tyranny on us now want us to risk war with Russia. Let’s stop them before it’s too late.

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Why Sanctions Don't Work, and Why They Mostly Hurt Ordinary People

Blog03/09/2022

Sanctions remain popular because they placate the voters who insist "we" must "do something," and government officials are more than happy to accept this invitation to grow state power.

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What Caused the Post–Cold War Stalemate over NATO

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/03/2022

By 1996, it was agreed that “Washington refused to rule out any country,” for NATO membership. Except, of course, Russia. Moreover, a NATO that included Poland was unlikely to invite Russia.

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Will Inflation Turn into Stagflation?

The FedInflationMonetary Policy

Blog02/21/2022

The Fed is, effectively, a car driving at night, very fast, with no headlights. That is a real threat, probably to an unprecedented degree.

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