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US Will Increase Pressure on Hong Kong In An Attempt to Cripple China's Growing Tech Influence

Global Economy

Blog05/10/2019

Huawei’s 5G global ambitions, coupled with the global trade effort known as the "Belt and Road Initiative" means the US government is motivated to undermine Hong Kong's monetary stability.

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Unlike Real Insurance, Social Security "Insurance" Creates Greater Risk for the Future

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/30/2019

Social Security acts as a sort of "reverse insurance," doling out money now, leaving less for the future.

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Universal Background Checks Are Back

Legal System

Blog02/11/2019

While everyone was talking about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, the House began pushing a new bill on universal background checks for gun ownership.

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Understanding "Brazil’s Donald Trump"

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog10/15/2018

As they did with Trump, the media categorizes Brazil's Bolsonaro as a “hateful” candidate, but it never tries to take a serious look at how Brazilians have suffered under leftist regimes.

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Under the Skin

Political Theory

Blog05/04/2018

Taleb contends that you shouldn’t put someone else’s skin in the game without putting your own in it as well.

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Universal Health Care in Canada: A Colossal Government Failure

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthTaxes and Spending

Blog04/28/2018

The median waiting time for patients in Canada from referral by a practitioner, to consultation with a specialist, to date of treatment, was 21.2 weeks in 2017.

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UK's National Health Service Moves to Cut Healthcare for Smokers and the Obese

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2017
To cut government expenses, the NHS has declared that smokers and the obese will be limited in the healthcare procedures they're allowed to receive.
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Unions Want Freedom of Association — But Only for Themselves

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog11/08/2017
If workers have freedom of association, they also need the right to refuse to associate with unions, if they wish.
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