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Why It's Looking More like the 1970s than the 1950s.

U.S. EconomyWorld History


It is theoretically possible that through huge gains in productivity, the US could escape inflation and stave off a recession. But don’t count on it.

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What Causes Exceptionally Low Inflation in Japan and Switzerland?

World History

Do the low inflation rates mean that the purchasing power of Japanese and Swiss citizens has increased relative to other countries over time? The answer seems to be no.

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Why Saudi Arabia Won't Abandon Dollars for Yuan

Money and Banks


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


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


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


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


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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