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When one of censored conservatism’s spokesmen suggests that securing his children’s future might require ditching and “blowing up” capitalism and the current System, you know the times they are a-changing. AMERICAN POLITICS are increasingly divided and violent. The…
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by David Sims APOLOGISTS FOR capitalism are right that initial conditions don’t determine the greatness of a person’s life. The human experience is chaotic, which means that little changes can lead to large differences. An example: Suppose that you only met your wonderful wife because…
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Coronavirus shows the state-sponsored corporate capitalist West the error of Its ways by David Sims THE SARS-Cov2-19 pandemic has, or by now should have, taught the capitalist West a lesson about its unwise business model, which was designed for maximum short-term profits, but which was always rickety,…
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THE FEDERAL RESERVE recently announced a $1.5 trillion dollar coronavirus “stimulus” package, $500 billion of which will go to incentivize banks to keep lending.  Another maneuver, cutting Federal Reserve interest rates from an already low amount to effectively 0%, means big banks…
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by Edmund Connelly THE BIG SHORT. Did things get any better in 2015 when the star-studded film The Big Short came out? Definitely not. Here we had Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling — goys to a man — acting out the script of the book of the same name by best-selling author Michael Lewis…
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Rush Limbaugh and the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock by Hadding Scott ON 26 November 2014, Rush Limbaugh ended his daily three-hour show with a parable about the Pilgrims who legendarily inaugurated the American holiday known as Thanksgiving. He read about it from his book See I Told You So. What the Pilgrims…
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by Andrew Joyce, Ph.D. “If man will strike, strike through the mask!”
— Ahab, Moby Dick IT WAS VERY gratifying to see Tucker Carlson’s recent attack on the activities of Paul Singer’s vulture fund, Elliot Associates, a group I first profiled four years ago. In many respects, it is truly remarkable…
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Shinzo Abe’s strategy is working in the short-term. The businessmen are creating monopolies in their industries and will continue to rake in profits as their people age, die and are replaced. But hopefully soon Abe will be forced to answer the most important question of all: does honor have
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by David Sims REGARDING the political pressure on the government of Hong Kong by landowners in the country, the libertarian (who sometimes just barely wets his toes in the waters of race realism) Stefan Molyneux asserts that “It’s a political problem, so you can’t blame capitalism.”…
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For previous installments of this series, see Parts I, II, and III Managed Obsolescence: Homelessness in America’s Gilded Cities
by Jacob Siegel I STARTED READING about the homeless camps spreading across the western United States around 2014. My initial impression was that the stories were paranoid…
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