Topic: International

The Multiyear Decline in US Economic Freedom

– September 25, 2023

“In 2007 only three countries were economically freer than the US, but by 2015 eleven nations were. Today, 24 are freer.” ~Richard Salsman


Is Dollarization a Mirage?

– September 18, 2023

“Dollarization would serve as a firewall, protecting the private sector from the fiscal policy fallout.” ~Nicolas Cachanosky


Dollarization and the Lender of Last Resort

– September 11, 2023

“Typically, there is little risk of losing a lender of last resort in countries with troubled currencies that are considering dollarization because such countries don’t have a lender of last resort to lose.” ~ Nicolas Cachanosky


ESG as a Plan B for the Development Rights Agenda

– September 10, 2023

“ESG won’t be going away. It will be renamed and reinvigorated as mechanisms for oversight and reporting are revamped and rolled out.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


The Rise of BRICS-11

– August 28, 2023

“The explicit BRICS goals, which include expanding the reach of the New Development Bank, closer trade cooperation, and a dollar-alternative currency are undoubtedly viewed as a means to alleviate the perennial woes of economic mismanagement. And, of course, to slip Western spheres of influence.” ~ Peter C. Earle


Dedollarization, the BRICS Expansion, and Sound Money

– August 24, 2023

“Russia and China are leading an effort to not only strengthen cooperation between the five nation BRICS core but to expand the membership of BRICS into a ‘BRICS+.’” ~ Peter C. Earle


Where Did Early 20th Century Japan Go Wrong?

– August 15, 2023

“Japan embraced economic liberalization for some time, but lacked the necessary liberal political institutions that could sustain an open economy and temper overseas aggression.” ~ Jedediah Pida-Reese


ESG: A Corporate Social Credit System backed by UN & WEF

– August 14, 2023

“Environmental, Social, and Governance, three pillars of a pervasive type of corporate social credit score that businesses are pressured or incentivized to abide by.” ~ Kate Wand and Samuel Gregg


Only a Retail Gold Standard Could Dethrone the Dollar

– August 12, 2023

“If a large subset of countries, like the BRICS, adopted the retail gold standard, the United States and the European Union would have to join, or watch demand for their fiat currencies decline.” ~ Robert E. Wright and Byron B. Carson III


How Will America’s Borrow and Spend Politicians Pay for an Imperial Foreign Policy?

– August 11, 2023

“Serious efforts to control deficits and debt will require a series of politically painful decisions. The only way to make such unpalatable fiscal sacrifices possible is to kill all the sacred cows, including the Pentagon.” ~ Doug Bandow


Don’t Blame Video Games for France’s Riots

– July 19, 2023

“Let us review this evidence to better understand why, again, we can dismiss the type of deflection that President Macron is attempting to do.”


The US Government Sent Millions of Grant Dollars to Alleged COVID ‘Patient Zero,’ Documents Show

– July 17, 2023

“There’s little reason to believe the Chinese government would be forthcoming if their investigation determined they were responsible for COVID-19. Similarly, there’s little reason to believe the US government, which was funding China’s coronavirus research, would be eager to get to the truth either.” ~ Jon Miltimore