"It is time to put an end to all corporate privilege. We should start by abolishing, completely and permanently, the Ex-Im Bank." ~ Veronique de Rugy
"The much-heralded 'postwar consensus' created this problem, out of misguided dreams of a caretaker state that managed the whole of life for everyone in who manages to fit within its inflated geographic orbit. The dream was too big, too expansive, too expensive, and it used the wrong means (force over choice). Something has to give – and this explains the politics over much of the Western world today, with Sweden as the latest example." ~ Jeffrey Tucker
A nationalism that presents itself as a friend of liberty is one that must willfully ignore that most bitter lessons of the last century, while eschewing the greatest lesson of all: the only true guarantor of liberty is liberty itself.
What Farrier proves with “Dark Tourist” is that for every version of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservation,” where the host connects with the locals and draws profound lessons from their way of living, there’s a tourist who just wants to get skin-deep into the next attraction, just so he can then move on to the next, and the next, etc. And unlike many critics of "Dark Tourist" may suggest, there’s nothing wrong with that.
Since 2010, the balance sheet of the Turkish central bank has more than tripled. This expansion came as the result of putting an end to the independence of the Turkish central bank by Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He was democratically elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Over the years since he took power, he has become increasingly authoritarian to the dismay of his Western allies, including the United States.
The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) and European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy responses to the recent financial disasters offer two tales of unintended consequences.