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Chatter #204 – Professor Daron Acemoglu – Why Nations Fail Part 2: Building A Better System

Why Nations Fail is one of the best books I have read all year. Authors Acemoglu and Robinson insist that “development differences across countries are exclusively due to differences in political and economic institutions, and reject other theories that attribute some of the differences to culture, weather, geography or lack of knowledge about…

Chatter #203 – Professor James Robinson – Why Nations Fail Part 1: Does Freedom Lead To Prosperity?

Why Nations Fail may be the best book I have read this year, so I was absolutely delighted when both of the authors agreed to speak to me on my podcast! This is the first of these interviews, with Professor James A. Robinson. The main idea that I took from the book was…

The Truth About Tyranny

This article was originally posted here – https://brownstone.org/articles/the-truth-about-tyranny/ In the simple model of tyranny we learned as school kids, there is a bad guy on top, or perhaps several because he needs advisors, and then there is everyone else suffering under his yoke. The job of freedom is to overthrow the powerful bad…

Time To Change Track

This article was originally posted at – https://99-percent.org/time-to-change-track/ The UK is a rich country with a proud democratic tradition. We have produced some of the world’s greatest scientists and a number of world-leading companies. We are strong in the Arts and our sporting heroes are world-class. Many of us have been (generally) proud…

The Jist of the Week by Josh Hamilton – Issue #13

Bitcoin surged to an all time high this week, just as the very first Bitcoin ETF was launched and in honor of this momentous occasion (and because they were already booked on my show) I had two guests this week on to talk about crypto currency. The civil war raging within the bitcoin…

DRS And The Infinity Pool – A Meme Come True

Have you ever had a meme come true? The Simpsons became famous for predicting the future with things like Facetime, the budget crunch inherited from President Trump, the God particle, and the NSA snooping on Americans.  As the internet has grown and evolved, sites like the Onion and the Babylon Bee have become…