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

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

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 director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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