Politics & Economics

Politics & Economics

Rod on the Events and Trends Shaping Our Future

A Lost Decade Made in China

by George Friedman April 20, 2018 Summary China’s history is one of cycles – it unifies, it fragments, then it unifies again. The duration of each phase varies, as do the causes of each breakdown, but for hundreds of years the cycle has been reliable. The last...

Japanese Imperialism With Chinese Characteristics

As China grows more dependent on imports, its behavior will come to resemble Japan’s.   by Jacob L. Shapiro April 19, 2018 It is exceedingly rare for a scientific study about deep-sea mud in the Pacific to have geopolitical import. But then, we live in crazy times....

The CBO Fails to Understand Economic Growth Lowers Debt

by Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore April 15, 2018 The latest Congressional Budget Office report has emboldened Donald Trump’s critics. “Aha,” they say. “The tax cuts are blowing a $2 trillion hole in the budget. We are looking at $1 trillion annual deficits for as far...

Cooking: From Full-Time Job to Hobby

The world is spending less and less time in the kitchen.   by Chelsea Follett April 15, 2018 A wealthy Manhattan woman died after her clothes caught fire while cooking last week. Her tragic death was unusual, but there was a time when cooking was far more dangerous...

The Comey Book: Release the Still Secret Comey Memorandums

by Newt Gingrich April 14, 2018 My first reaction to fired FBI Director James Comey’s book is to demand that Rod Rosenstein release the still secret Comey memorandums. After seeing hundreds of pages of Comey’s self-serving version of reality, the American people...

Hong Kong and the Power of Economic Freedom

by Marian Tupy April 14, 2018 The great 20th century journalist, novelist, and travel writer Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998) was no stranger to war, hunger, and disease—all of which she insisted on seeing with her own two eyes. In 1937, she was in Madrid and witnessed the...

Putin’s Futureless Economy

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard April 12, 2018 Russia’s economy was smaller than that of Texas even before the latest and most lethal sanctions imposed by Washington. It has diminished further to Benelux proportions after the ruble’s 10% crash this week, the steepest fall...

The President’s Trump Card for Spending Restraint

by Stephen Moore and James Carter April 11, 2018 The White House is seriously considering a strategy to cancel tens of billions of dollars of wasteful spending in the $1.3 trillion budget signed by President Donald Trump last month. It's a great idea, and Republicans...


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