We should recognize Israel’s fundamental nature as a free society, and lend it our moral endorsement so long as that remains a defining feature
Collectivist claims to land based on heredity or ancestral links often reflect a xenophobic, or worse, motivation: the desire to exclude “outsiders” precisely because they differ from your racial or tribal group.
The difference between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is that Donald cannot command companies doing business with the NFL to stop doing so until every football player who has kneeled during the national anthem publicly apologize for “offending the American people.” China can.
NBA’s silence over Hong Kong dissidents follows the league’s silence on an elephant-in-the-room issue by a league that prides itself on promoting good values through its role model players: the issue of unwed fathers.
The Palestinian movement is divided between would-be quasi-secular dictators and Islamist theocrats, and it exploits its own people, disposing of their lives as cheap.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is solvable, and we can secure American interests in the Middle East, but there’s no shortcut.
The response by the EU has been mind boggling: instead of relaxing its tight rules, it has doubled down, and in recent years expanded its War on Innovation ever more.
To view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as just a quarrel over one piece of land fails to recognize the fundamental nature of this conflict.
Iran attacks oil tankers and bombs Saudi Arabian oil facilities and Trump becomes the villain?
Seasteads could give the world experimental evidence that can’t easily be censored by land-based politicians.
Hong Kong’s protest leader Joshua Wong recently Tweeted this image [by @harcourtromanticist] of a painting, which imitates Liberty Leading the People (1830) by French romanticist painter Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), whose painting is at the Louvre in Paris. This...
There’s a neglected dark side to the Swedish welfare model that its “democratic socialist” admirers seldom mention.
However vulgar, nationalistic and anti-capitalist is Trump’s presidency, he’s looking better than the alternative, each of whom shares the same moral premise and economic ideal as China.
People blame things like climate, the history of colonialism, racism, etc.
The idea of national self-determination cannot be a license to subjugate. No individual, no group of individuals, no self-identified national community has the moral right to create a tyrannical regime.
There is one final group in this fight for Europe’s future, which gives at least some hope.
By mistaking the real nature of international trade, the costs of tariffs, the effects of currency movements, and the supposed ease with which the United States could quickly re-establish itself as a low-cost manufacturer, Trump risks shredding the safety nets that have undergirded the U.S. economy for decades and plunging us into a war we are ill-equipped to fight.
From freedom to socialism and partially back again.
Government censorship will only reduce the ability to understand the causes of people guided by anti-capitalist ideas.
Fortunately for its citizens, but unfortunately for those who think Sweden is still socialist, the Swedish government, more or less by universal consensus, turned sharply back toward capitalism beginning in about 1995.
The best solution would be if the British authorities followed a policy of laissez-faire.
Despite some of the world’s highest taxes, Europe’s welfare states are fiscally unsustainable, suffering from slowly worsening structural deficits.
African tribes who captured other tribes sold them into slavery.
History demonstrates unequivocally that socialism works to destroy liberty and prosperity.
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