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War and Foreign Policy
When the Bush administration announced in 2008 that Ukraine and Georgia would be eligible for NATO membership, I knew it was a terrible idea.
Even as the USA seeks to expand NATO while it escalates tensions with Russia, the organization is facing internal pressures as some member nations do not agree with Washington's saber-rattling agenda.
U.S. HistoryWorld History
It is one thing to follow the law for prudential reasons and another thing entirely to assume the law brings with it some sort of moral imperative. Laws rarely do.
The Nazi economy reduces entrepreneurs to the status of shop managers. The government tells them what and how to produce, at what prices and from whom to buy. Private property is de facto gone.
Under PM Mario Draghi, the Italian government has issued new edicts designed to make life even more difficult for anyone who doesn't comply with every aspect of the state's covid regime.
Often the biggest barrier secession movements face is the widely held (and ludicrous) belief that our current set of lines on a map are sacred and must be preserved.
Booms and BustsThe Fed
Contractionary monetary policy may be necessary to slow the rise of inflation, but the recessionary results of this remind us why the Fed's inflationary policy is so dangerous.
Money and Banks
Crack-up booms have historically facilitated the growth of authoritarian political movements. This is not inevitable. But we do need radical change to today's fiscal and monetary disasters.