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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Containment Strategy To Deal With Russian Aggression In Ukraine

Read George Friedman’s assessment in the StratFor GeoPolitical Weekly:

From Estonia to Azerbaijan: American Strategy After Ukraine


The State Department must grapple with the harsh forces its own policies have unleashed. This suggests that the high-mindedness borne of benign assumptions now proven to be illusions must make way for realpolitik calculations.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Economics, The Dismal Science?

In the 18th century, when Thomas Malthus posited population growth outstripping growth of food supplies, economics became known as the dismal science.  Economic policy has become more sophisticated since then, but warmth, fuzziness, and immorality have no place in it.


Monday, March 17, 2014

The Road To Financial Decadence

While you may not share David Stockman’s blanket antipathy toward U.S. military engagement with the rest of the world (I don’t), his recitation of the monetary and economic history of the 1913 to 1929 era is on the mark.

How World War I Paved the Way for the Warfare State

The 1914-1929 Boom Was An Artifact of War And Central Banking

For a more detailed presentation of the economic and monetary history of that period, read Banjamin M. Anderson’s Economics and the Public Welfare.  Mr. Anderson was chief economist of the Chase National Bank during that period.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

The Latest From President Obama And Attorney General Eric Holder, Our Racists-In-Chief

Mumia, Adegbile and the Rule of Law

Friday, March 07, 2014

Narcissism And Gnosticism

Radical left-wing Democrat/Socialists not only are blinded to reality by their narcissism, but also are led into disastrous social and political policies by their gnosticism.

If The Evidence Doesn’t Support Your Preconception, Hide It

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has downplayed evidence that the global climate is considerably less sensitive to greenhouse gases than climate models are estimating.

Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn’t THERMAGEDDON

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Liberal-Progressive Foreign Policy Fallacy

Liberal-progressives are so involved in self-admiration and congratulating themselves on their moral superiority that they fail to note that much of the rest of the world does not share their views about acceptable international conduct.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

We Dismissed God And Hired Obama

Obama’s Journey from Arrogance to Incompetence

Monday, March 03, 2014

Obama Gets Tough With Putin

The Russian dictator better be careful.  No ‘red line’ this time; Obama has drawn a line with invisible ink and he’s sent John Kerry to pontificate sternly at Putin.