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A Review of Nik Bhatia’s Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies

BitcoinThe FedMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

Blog03/28/2022

Nik Bhatia presents a counterintuitive view of how money operates in our current banking system and takes a glimpse into our monetary future.

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A Harder Line with Beijing? Let’s Hope Not.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/25/2022

Beijing only ever really wanted Moscow around as a way to balance against Washington. But with the US being seen to overtly seek to punish Beijing, this will now only move it closer to Moscow.

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A Brief History of Pundits Encouraging Nuclear War

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/24/2022

Today's advocates of escalation in Ukraine are embracing an updated version of "Better dead than Red." They think themselves fit to decide for countless millions what's worth dying in a nuclear holocaust for.

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A Manufactured World Crisis

War and Foreign Policy

We don't have a duty to evaluate every foreign quarrel and assess who is at fault. We do not have a duty to require leaders of regimes we don’t like to accept existing boundaries of countries as unchangeable.

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America Has Long Been a Haven for Draft Dodgers from Foreign Lands

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/11/2022

From the Volga Germans to the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire to the Spaniards and the Mennonites, choosing emigration as a means of avoiding military conscription has a long history. 

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Anthony Fauci: Master of Medical Crony Capitalism

U.S. History

Blog02/14/2022

More than critiquing vaccines, this book exposes Anthony Fauci’s career as a case study in crony capitalism. The key players are the government regulatory agencies headed by Fauci.

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An American Fight in Ukraine Brings Big Costs, No Benefits

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/10/2022

What US policymakers should do in the interest of the American people is obvious: stay home, save lives.

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Austria Doubles Down on Forced Vaccinations

World History

Blog02/07/2022

Although covid cases in Austria—and most other countries—are rapidly falling, Austria has doubled down on punishing the unvaccinated and become the first country to mandate vaccination for all adults.

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