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The four keys to a possible Trump victory

Summary: What might be the consequences of wins by Trump in early GOP primaries? How will journalists and other opinion-makers react? What will our ruling elites do? What might he do in the White House? I believe the conventional wisdom is wrong about all of these questions. Here are better answers, showing the four keys …

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Bernard Finel justifies our crusade in Afghanistan (insufficiently)

Summary:  At look at the moral basis of our war in Afghanistan.  Are its roots found in Christian theology or western philosophy?  No!  It lies in our heritage from England, as explained by Napoleon. Today’s reading about the war “The Ethical Case for War in Afghanistan (is Strong but Insufficient)“, Bernard Finel (Senior Fellow at the …

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A note from America’s diary: “My power proceeds from my reputation…”

This could be note from America’s diary: My power proceeds from my reputation, and my reputation from the victories I have won. My power would fall if I were not to support it with more glory and more victories. Conquest has made me what I am; only conquest can maintain me. Friendship is only a word; …

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Napoleon’s advice to President Obama about the financial crisis

Summary:  Team Obama has chosen the soft path to economic recovery.  Spend money while stalling any substantial reforms.  No confronting our deep structural reforms, just wait for the recovery due later this year.  It might work — reliable forecasts are difficult or impossible these days — but its failure would leave us far weaker, making …

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Situation report: global economy, December 2008

This is a situation report on the global economy.   Speculation, attempting to find order from the confusing and rapidly-changing datastream. The roots of this crisis lie in the cumulative decisions of us all — collectively — over the past 3 decades. The problem grew to become major problem as a result of regulatory decisions made over the past decade or …

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