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In the News

The Fragmentation Of All Things Retail

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Gulf News
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The evolution of retail is well documented. The basic concept has been of customers purchasing their needs from a shop that displays them, or has access to them, perhaps from an off-site warehouse.
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Stock Buybacks Are Not The Enemy

quoting John H. Cochrane via Fortune
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Are share buybacks really one of America’s biggest economic problems? You’d certainly think so if you believe the astoundingly kindred attacks coming from both sides of the aisle in Congress.
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Finance Author And Economic History Buff Niall Ferguson: Bitcoin Is An Option On Digital Gold

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Bitcoin Exchange Guide
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Niall Ferguson, a British Financial Historian, believes that Bitcoin is an Option on Digital Gold. This was said during an interview that was done by Breaker Mag, a magazine about the blockchain.

Victor Davis Hanson Has Written The Best Book On Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Rush Limbaugh Show
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

Should Blackmail Be Legal?

by David R. Hendersonvia The Library of Economics and Liberty
Thursday, February 14, 2019

In his latest column for Bloomberg, “Seven Lessons About Blackmail,” economist Tyler Cowen takes up the issue of blackmail. What motivated it, of course, as he makes clear, is the recent controversy involving Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s allegation that the National Enquirer has blackmailed him.


The Syrian Paradox

by Lt Col Timothy "Papa" Murphyvia The Washington Times
Thursday, February 14, 2019

We need to stay in Syria, and it has very little to do with ISIS.

In the News

You May Be Disappointed By The Mueller Report

with Jack Goldsmithvia NBC News
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Millions of Americans are waiting for Robert Mueller to give them the final word on whether the Trump campaign conspired with the 2016 Russian election interference effort — and whether their president is under the influence of a foreign adversary.

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It's Not Easy Being Green

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, February 14, 2019

"Being crazy isn't enough," Dr. Seuss once said. Little did he know how prophetic he was.

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How The US Actually Financed The Second World War

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Financial Times Alphaville
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

[Subscription Required] In March of 1951, a year into the Korean War, the US Treasury offered long-term notes at 2 3/4 per cent in exchange for short-term notes at 2 1/2 per cent. According to a narrative written half a century later by the Richmond Fed, the Federal Reserve supported the price of the long-term notes, but: only up to a limited volume it had agreed on with the Treasury.

In the News

Kick-Off Berlin 2019

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia Munich Security Conference
Monday, February 11, 2019

Wolfgang Ischinger (Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference), Timothy Garton Ash (Professor of European Studies, Oxford University), and Sabine Weyand (Deputy Chief Negotiator, Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50, European Commission).