11/27/18 Hunter DeRensis on the Bankruptcy of the American Empire

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Hunter DeRensis joins the show to talk about his recent article for the American Conservative Magazine. He cites Stein’s law, named for economist Herbert Stein, which says that if something can’t go on forever, it will stop. This seems obvious, but people frequently avoid its conclusions when looking at an issue like the American empire. DeRensis worries that the U.S. is too extended and too far in debt to keep going on our current track for much longer. At some point the big crash simply has to come.

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Hunter DeRensis is an editorial assistant at the American Conservative and a student at GMU. Find him on his website or on Twitter @HunterDeRensis.

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Scott Horton is Managing Director of The Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, podcasts the Scott Horton Show from scotthorton.org, and is the Opinion Editor of Antiwar.com. He’s conducted more than 4,500 interviews since 2003. He is also the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017). He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.