Daily Archives: November 23, 2015

The Modern Middle East and the 30 Years War

Imagine it is some time in the 1620s and you are a member of a council of top advisors to the Ottoman sultan discussing if intervention in the European war could be beneficial to the empire. An expert in European … Continue reading

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How the State Discourages Innovation

From “The NYPD says it’s illegal to ride a hoverboard on the streets of New York City“: ‘The popularity of “hoverboards” — the common term referring to those self-balancing electric scooters — has spiked recently. But cruising on New York … Continue reading

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Contra Krugman: Episode 10 – Terrorism Creates Jobs

In this episode of Contra Krugman, Woods and Murphy are joined by Scott Horton, who provides a detailed background of US and French intervention in the Middle East and Africa over the past two decades.

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Why Don’t Terrorists Target Politicians or High Military Officials?

I don’t know. It is puzzling that terrorists prefer to attack civilians. The most difficult aspect of killing politicians is that the attackers are almost always killed or captured. If an attacker is willing to sacrifice himself, then killing politicians … Continue reading

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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20151123

“Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man–in temperament, character, and capacity–and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us … Continue reading

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