WHY PEOPLE EMBRACE SOCIALISM, PART 568 – Out of ignorance of some important facts: An overwhelming majority—95 percent—of Americans are confused about the state of global poverty. A survey from …

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THE LAST STRAW – Everyone seems to be banning the plastic non-fantastic these days in the newest example of the environmental theatre that makes the actors feel good about themselves about saving …

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$247,000,000,000,000 – Robert Samuelson at the WaPo: The untold story of the world economy — so far at least — is the potentially explosive interaction between the spreading trade war …

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THEY DIDN’T ELECT A DIPLOMAT, DID THEY? – No surprises here; we all knew what Trump’s style is like all along. Donald Trump today accuses the PM of wrecking Brexit …

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LIGHTS DON’T LIE – Lies, damned lies, statistics, and authoritarian statistics: China, Russia and other authoritarian countries inflate their official GDP figures by anywhere from 15 to 30 percent in …

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GO CIOBO GO – It’s good to know that in the world of increasingly tempted by protectionism, free trade still has its fans: Australia should start negotiating a free-trade agreement with …

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