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The Military's Turn to Wokeness Shows the US Faces No Real Military Threats

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No other regime poses any existential threat to the US regime, and because of this the US military has the luxury of engaging in wasteful, inane policies that undermine actual military effectiveness.

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Three Ways Government Spending Is Ripping Us Off

Blog6 hours ago

Whether through taxes, debt, or inflation, government spending is about ripping off the productive taxpayers. Argentina's inflation and runaway deficits provide a cautionary tale.

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Thanks to Central Banks, the Old Investment Rules Don't Apply Anymore

Financial Markets

Blog10/26/2021

Thanks to central banks' easy money policies, historically low interest rates and a desperate search for yield have created new danger zones for investors trying to stay out of trouble.

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Three Things the Fed Must Do to Normalize Bond Markets

Money and Banks

Blog10/21/2021

Policy normalization—defined as closing down the nonconventional toolbox and restoring a well-functioning price-signaling mechanism to the bond market—is difficult but possible.

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The Weak Jobs Report Shows the Failure of Keynesian Policies

U.S. Economy

Blog10/16/2021

We can see that these massive trillion-dollar stimulus programs generate a virtually nonexistent long-term positive impact, just a short-term bounce that lasts less than a quarter.

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The UK's National "Crisis": Age-Adjusted Mortality Is at 2008 Levels

World History

Blog10/13/2021

Age-adjusted mortality in the UK rose in 2020 to the same level last experienced in 2008. Yet the government declared no national health crisis in those years. 

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The CIA Has Stultified American Consciences

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/11/2021

Anyone with a conscience can easily see that assassinating Julian Assange would be just plain murder. Yet, the reaction to all this from the mainstream press has been one great big collective yawn.

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The US’s Fantastical Foreign Policy: Sowing the Seeds of Failure

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/11/2021

After 9/11, the security establishment was giddy about embarking on a global democratic crusade against any nation that did not submit to the US’s liberal hegemonic order.

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