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Why Barbados Advanced Economically While Jamaica's Growth Lagged

DemocracyEconomic FreedomEducation

Blog06/14/2023

Even though Barbados and Jamaica had more similarities than differences when they became independent of Great Britain, Barbados developed its economy much more quickly.

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Was Japanese Colonialism the Engine of Later Prosperity for Korea and Taiwan? Probably Not

CapitalismThe EntrepreneurWorld History

Blog05/08/2023

While Japan made some technological transfers to these places, prosperity came to them later, with the advent of free-market economies.

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Washington Has No Moral Authority to Ban Guns

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/05/2023

Another mass shooting, another call for gun control. However, when it comes to mass killings, Washington sets the sorry example.

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Will a New BRICS Currency Change Anything? Maybe

Central BanksGlobal EconomyMonetary PolicyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/04/2023

As the US government debases the dollar, other nations take notice and possibilities increase that another currency based on sound principles might emerge.

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Why the Chinese Yuan Won't Kill the Dollar

Blog04/26/2023

The yuan won't topple the dollar as the preferred global reserve currency. But the dollar could commit "suicide" if the US doesn't change its monetary policy in a big way. 

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Why Fox Fired Tucker: BlackRock, Replacement Theory, and the ADL

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog04/25/2023

The recent firing of Tucker Carlson by Fox News has set off speculation as to why Fox pulled the trigger. It's no mystery, writes Michael Rectenwald.

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Waco 30 Years Later: It Is Not an Atrocity if the Feds Do It

Media and CulturePoliticsStrategyThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog04/19/2023

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Waco Massacre in which the media and the government self-congratulated each other in absolving the FBI of any crimes. Nothing has changed since then.

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Want to Be a Whistleblower? You Better Support the Current Thing

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/15/2023

There is a concerted effort in the legacy press to paint a picture of Jack Teixeira as an antigovernment Trump-loving right-winger who is undeserving of whistleblower protections.

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