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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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The 2021 Nobel Prize and the Trend of Economic Thinking

BiographiesCapitalismProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and SpendingInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/11/2021

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to Berkeley's David Card, MIT's Josh Angrist, and Stanford's Guido Imbens for their work on "natural experiments," a currently fashionable approach to estimating the causal impact of one economic variable on another. 

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The Roots of the Afghanistan War

Blog10/08/2021

While the US was able to give the Soviets a bloody nose by pouring billions into the mujahideen, it’s undeniable the US created a Frankenstein's monster that ended up turning on its creator.

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The Afghan Scam

U.S. History

Blog10/07/2021

The Soviet military invasion was in no sense an arrogant drive for the conquest of all of southwest Asia. It was an act, not of strength, but of profound weakness. 

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The Fed (and Central Planning) Are Fueling Substance Abuse

World History

Blog10/05/2021

Many blame capitalism for inequality and the opioid crisis, but the system most associated with substance abuse is communism. But if inequality is the real problem, look no further than the Federal Reserve. 

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The Postpandemic World Is One of Widespread Dependence on Government

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/02/2021

The state is making people dependent on it, both as means for control and as an outcome of many policies intended to provide relief.

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