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Why Barbados Advanced Economically While Jamaica's Growth Lagged

DemocracyEconomic FreedomEducation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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