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Analysis and Commentary

My Twelve Rules For Life

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Monday, February 12, 2018

This list is inspired by Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Some of these rules show up in passing in How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. These are my 12 rules today.

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How Should We Define International Order In The Modern Era?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia In Homeland Security
Monday, February 12, 2018

Historian and occasional pundit Niall Ferguson recently penned an op-ed in The Global Times, questioning the existence of an international order. 

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Why Teens Need A Sense Of Purpose

featuring William Damonvia The Wall Street Journal
Saturday, February 10, 2018

[Subscription Required] Teens with a sense of purpose do better in school, are more resilient and healthier. They are also a minority.

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Overused Cries Of Racism Make It Harder For Us To Unite

quoting John H. Bunzelvia National Review Online
Sunday, February 11, 2018

When a coin toss is deemed racist, the charge has lost all meaning.


Kori Schake: Will China Impose A New World Order?

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Kori Schakevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 9, 2018
When Pax Britannica gave way to Pax Americana, the transition was peaceful. A repeat is unlikely, says the author of ‘Safe Passage.’
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Reminders That in China, Life Is a Job

quoting Larry Diamondvia Townhall
Friday, February 9, 2018

"Vita est lavorum." That's Latin for "Life is a job." I didn't learn that in school or even from a book. I learned that from Father Guido Sarducci.


Jamil Jaffer On House Intelligence Committee Memos And The Mueller Investigation

interview with Jamil Jaffervia C-SPAN
Friday, February 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the latest on the Mueller investigation and disputes over House Intelligence Committee memos.

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Fall In Love With Historical Romance

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Chaska Herald
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a not so “steamy” historical romance.


A War On The Rich Won’t Help The Poor

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Oxfam notes that poverty has declined sharply, then ignores the quickest way to reduce it even more.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Social Justice Warrior’ Vandana Shiva Is A Poor Advocate For The Poor

by Henry I. Millervia American Council on Science and Health
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The recently-published “Social Justice Warrior Handbook,” which satirizes people who promote liberal, multicultural, anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, politically correct views, could have had Indian activist and mountebank Vandana Shiva on the cover. She opposes the tools and practices of modern agriculture and science--and well, modernity in general—and advocates retrogressive policies that will cause widespread malnourishment, deprivation and death to the very people she claims to champion. And she’s no friend of the environment, either.


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