Politics & Economics

Politics & Economics

Rod on the Events and Trends Shaping Our Future

India Inches Closer to the U.S.

September 7, 2018 Because New Delhi must compensate for its military imbalance against China, it will strengthen its defense partnership with the United States despite issues of contention such as India's reliance on Iranian oil and Russian arms. If New Delhi...

Free Enterprise Is Making the World Better

by Marian L. Tupy September 6, 2018 One of the biggest and most pernicious myths about economic development is that capitalism or, as I prefer to call it, economic freedom, benefits the few, while impoverishing the many. The origins of this myth go back to Karl Marx,...

Space News Roundup – September 6, 2018

New space race fuels massive economic comeback on Florida’s Space Coast; PLUS: U.S. Geological Survey believes Main Belt asteroids worth $700 QUINTILLION, plans survey effort; Japanese to conduct Space Elevator experiment; SpaceX announces Mars habitat plans; Space Force update; and more.

5 Reasons We Should Still Read Cicero

Cicero was an ardent defender of republican government, and far ahead of his time on the topic of private property.   by Paul Meany September 5, 2018 Marcus Tullius Cicero, who once held ancient Rome's highest office, has a legacy as one of the most admired orators...

The French Question

For France, keeping Europe together isn’t as important as keeping Germany engaged on French terms.   by Jacob L. Shapiro Sept. 4, 2018 Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron called for a review of defense cooperation in the European Union – because, he said, the...

Economic Growth from Octavian to Obama

Poor countries can adopt ideas and technologies that took rich countries millennia to develop and leapfrog into abundance.   by Marian L. Tupy September 4, 2018 Earlier this year, the Groningen Growth and Development Centre released a new edition of its Maddison...

Only The Rule of Law Can Break the Poverty Cycle

by Marian L. Tupy August 31, 2018 How do you stimulate economic growth in poor countries with faulty institutions? In the past, some thought foreign aid was the answer. But, as we have found out over the past 60 years or so, foreign aid cannot spur growth in countries...

Thank You, Lanny Davis!

by Julie Kelly August 31, 2018 Democrats, journalists, and NeverTrump Republicans were (again) calling for the impeachment of the president. But this time, they were certain the end was near. Following the plea agreement between Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael...

The Existential Anxiety of the White Male Democrat

by John Derbyshire August 29, 2018 Andrew Cuomo, Governor of my home state of New York, was recently speaking in Manhattan (8/15), signing a bill to make sex trafficking a felony in the state. He made a now-famous gaffe, which says a great deal about the state of the...

Democrats Jettison Their Superdelegates: What’s Next?

by Rod D. Martin August 27, 2018 ICYMI: Over the weekend, the DNC stripped superdelegates of their right to tip the scales in the Democrat nominating process. For my entire lifetime, unelected insider delegates have held the balance of power, and they handed a...


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