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Volcker and the Great Inflation: Reflections for 2022


Volcker’s victory over runaway inflation was not permanent, because the temptation for central banks toward excessive printing, monetization of government deficits, and levying inflation taxes is permanent.

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Vietnam Should Have Been the End of US Foreign Intervention. It Wasn't, and the World Is Worse Off

War and Foreign Policy


Remember "the lessons of Vietnam"? For all of the talk in Washington of avoiding similar conflicts in the future, US policy has been to intervene even more aggressively than it did pre-Vietnam.

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Vaccine Mandates and the Great Resignation: The Media Pretends There's No Connection

U.S. History


I don't know how much vaccine mandates have played a role in the massive exodus from the workforce, but I do know it's important to consider the possibility that the two are correlated. 

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Venezuelans Turn to Gold Nuggets as the Local Currency Implodes


In one region of Venezuela, gold flakes have become the currency of choice in the region, with prices for commodities and services quoted in grams of gold.

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Vaccinate for Global Democracy? The US Empire Turns Therapeutic

HealthWar and Foreign Policy


Instead of spreading “democracy” by bombing foreign nations, America will be spreading “health” by delivering vaccines produced by untouchable pharmaceutical conglomerates.

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Vaccine Mandates: Who Will Comply, and Why?



The philosophy of covid passports is that people are venal and can be easily bribed and made to conform. But is this true of the people who oppose vaccine mandates? 

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Vaccine Mandates and the "Great Reset"



Why is the vaccination campaign so important to governments that they have increased pressure to vaccinate to such an unprecedented extent? Who has an interest in the global vaccination campaign?

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Vaccine Passports and Medical Paternalism



The world's regimes have long been devoted to regulating every aspect of "health" in accordance with what central planners want. The covid panic offered them an opportunity to greatly expand these powers.

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