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Innovation, Productivity, and Enterprise: Wealth of Nations

Innovation Leads to Greater Productivity and Wealth Both innovation in new products and innovation in new processes tend to contribute to higher productivity for both individual firms — large and small — and for nations. “Disruptive innovation” contributes more than … Continue reading

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China’s One Yellow Brick Road Falling Behind Schedule

Once Referred to as the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) Plan; Now More Properly Called the One Yellow Brick Road (OYBR) Plan One Yellow Brick Road (OYBR) Lost in the Poppyfields More than three years after Xi’s unveiling of the … Continue reading

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Confidence, Oil, Sperm to Surge Under Trump

Surging Confidence by Consumers, Small Business, and Big Business The change in US presidential administration seems to be signalling a significant boost in confidence toward the future at all levels of the productive sectors of the economy. Consumer Confidence Surges … Continue reading

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The Obama Legacy: Culture of Depravity

… Obama’s America, one in which white kids are beaten while the black kids cheer. __ Obama the Racist Obama is doing his best to leave behind “a world in flames” and a nation plagued by depravity. Domestically and overseas, … Continue reading

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Can the West Break its Addiction to the Corrupt Nanny State?

It Will Take Care of You and Keep You Safe And it will take care of you. Just not in the ways you really need. Big Government Stifles Opportunity and Destroys the Future The fear of big government is near … Continue reading

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Advanced Brain Training Helps Make Dangerous Children a Potent Force

The following article is adapted from recent postings on The Dangerous Child On “Videogames” That Help Dangerous Children become more Dangerous Adam Gazzaley’s (MD, PhD) talk on optimising the human mind using advanced tools of cognitive neuroscience begins at about … Continue reading

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Secret to Survival in a World of Corrupt Dysgenic Decline

Four guys are standing on a street corner… an American, a Russian, a Chinese man, and an Israeli… A reporter comes up to the group and says to them: “Excuse me… What’s your opinion on the meat shortage?” The American … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Burn Universities to the Ground?

. . . it’s time to burn the universities to the ground … and start over from scratch. __ Robert Tracinski, Speaking Figuratively How leftist professors and administrators are destroying young minds Peter Thiel Exposes Corruptness of University System The … Continue reading

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$1 Trillion Runs Away from China

China Suffered $1 Trillion Net Capital Outflow Reserves are Depleting Faster than Anticipated: Next Year Will be Worse Beijing has been engaging in dubious practices designed to hide the depletion of reserves caused by the support of the renminbi. For … Continue reading

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“White Supremacism” Takes on an Odd Complexion

Playing the Victim Proves Impossible to Resist The list of “fake hate crimes” is growing ever longer. People of the third world are being victimised at record rates, if claims are to be believed. But are the claims believable? Only, … Continue reading

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The Gentleman Assassin: Part I

The Unbreakable Umbrella The umbrella has proved a useful tool for heroes including Sherlock Holmes, John Steed, and many others. It is an unremarkable accessory for any gentleman (or lady), can be carried onto airplanes, and has many uses besides … Continue reading

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Here at the End of All Things

A Massive Transformation of Two Empires that Will End One World Order and Make Way for a New One to Come The United States of Stagnant Corruption The United States of America is tentatively stepping back from an interminable gray … Continue reading

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Exterminator-Elect Moves to Drain Swamp — With a Vengeance

He ran against the system, both parties, and almost all the media and the polls, to “drain the swamp,” against the OBushtons: all the Clintons and Obamas and Bushes and the Republican and Democratic lookalike also-rans (Carter, Dukakis, Quayle, Gore, … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass: The Black Swan Called Trump

No One Believed Peter Zeihan Until Now In the 2014 book “The Accidental Superpower,” Zeihan predicted the withdrawal of the US from a wide range of longstanding international agreements, leading to a weakening of the present world order. With the … Continue reading

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Why are Some Nations Rich and Others Poor?

Judging only by wealth per capita, most people might choose to live in Switzerland, Lichtenstein, or Luxembourg. But residency is tightly restricted in the smaller two nations of the three, and gaining permanent residency is Switzerland is not particularly easy. … Continue reading

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China’s Global Economic Leadership is a Fable

China is aging, wages are rising to uncompetitive levels, capital is fleeing, and the CCP is propping up a bubble economy that is losing ground. China’s economic importance [is] falling — not rising slowly, nor staying stable, but falling. …. … Continue reading

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Illegal Alien Voting Significant; Covered Up by Obama and Media

Update: California voter fraud created illusion that “Clinton won popular vote.” Subtracting the results of California’s fraudulent voting system, Trump won the national popular vote by roughly 1.5 million votes. … 13% of noncitizens said they were registered to vote. … Continue reading

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Leftist Alienation in the Age of Trump

Matthew Horn, a software engineer from Boulder, Colo., canceled Christmas plans with his family in Texas. Nancy Sundin, a social worker in Spokane, Wash., has called off Thanksgiving with her mother and brother. Ruth Dorancy, a software designer in Chicago, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two National Economies: Central vs. Distributed

Russia’s Economy Is Focused on the Core According to the latest available data from the Federal State Statistical Service, the Central Federal District accounts for 35 percent of the entire Russian economy. Located in this district, Moscow alone accounts for … Continue reading

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Whittling Off a Rotten Sliver of California for Secession

California was once the mythical land of sun and sand. A rich, fun playground for North Americans and world travelers alike, California was the model that other places tried to mimic. But over time, the gold turned into rust, and … Continue reading

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Making Government Unnecessary: Disruptive Innovations

Alexei Kudrov, a brilliant and honest Russian, speaking of the potential effects of blockchain technology on governments: “Soon technology will replace many of the functions of government. The technology of block chains can almost completely replace the state bureaucracy. Society … Continue reading

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A World According to Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is not Afraid to Stand Out from the Crowd One of the few Silicon Valley giants to support political reformer Donald Trump, Peter Thiel risked irritating a lot of powerful and wealthy people in the establishment in order … Continue reading

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Destroying These Threats Before They Destroy the Human Future

The Three Faces of Challenge Three powerful forces seek to dominate — or conquer — today’s world. Each of the three should be considered deadly enemies to an abundant and expansive human future. The tactics and strategies used to meet … Continue reading

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Core v. Periphery VS. IQ and the Wealth of Nations

Core v. Periphery The world can be perceived as a core / periphery dichotomy where core countries are characterized by high levels of development, a capacity at innovation and a convergence of trade flows. The core has a level of … Continue reading

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Future Power: Particle Beams and Solid Ion Conductors

Without Abundant, Reliable, Affordable High Quality Power, Humans Have No Future Today’s article looks at some technologies that can make power systems more reliable, affordable, and more prolific creators of high quality power. To create an abundant and expansive human … Continue reading

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