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News Roundup 5/9/2022

US News Biden is willing to increase the military budget beyond $813 billion. [Link] Biden called on Congress to divide funding bills for Ukraine and Covid relief. [Link] The US extradites the third man for alleged involvement in the assassination of former Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Joseph Joel John was formerly a Haitian senator. [Link] Russia The Pentagon reviews hundreds of proposals from arms makers about what can be supplied to Ukraine. [Link] Democrats want to increase the Ukraine aid bill to $40 billion. [Link] Biden tells his top aids that leaks about intelligence support...

US, Allies Seek to Boot Russia From G20 in Ongoing Effort to Isolate Moscow

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The White House is placing sweeping sanctions on Russia and pressuring every country to follow America's lead, but the effort to isolate Moscow does not end at economic warfare. Western states are seeking to remove Russia from the Group of Twenty - G20.  The G20 - 19 countries and the EU are members - was formed in 1999 to allow the nations that made up 90% of the world's global product to work together. Reuters reports that several Western officials are looking to remove Russia rather than attempting to use the organization to facilitate diplomacy.  One source from a Group of Seven (G7)...

Capitalism Puts the Poor First

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The socialist left says the evidence capitalism oppresses the poor is that free markets relocate factories to the poorest nations in order to pay the lowest wages. And when wage rates rise in poor nations like South Korea and Japan, they move their factories over to new poor nations like China and Indonesia, and then again likewise on to the next poor nations like Vietnam and Bangladesh. I see that as evidence of the opposite; it's evidence of free markets bringing jobs to the poorest-of-the-poor, raising their living standards to humane levels over a generation or two, and then moving on...

News Roundup 12/15/2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The LAPD worked with the Polish company Edge NPD during the George Floyd protests to monitor social media posts supporting “defund the police” and Black Lives Matter. [Link] Amtrak suspends its vaccine mandate to avoid service cuts. Less than five percent of Amtrak employees are not in compliance with the policy. [Link] The Pentagon is using TikTok for recruitment. [Link] The Navy says it successfully used a laser to take out a boat. [Link] Russia The European Parliament gives an award to Alexi Navalny. Navalny is a part of Russia’s anti-Putin opposition and is currently jailed....

The Phony Threat of Chinese Dominance

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While the US has its problems, future global Chinese supremacy won’t be one. Far from being in a position of overwhelming strength, China and its Communist leadership face imminent multifront domestic crises that will threaten the existence not only of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) but the existence of the Chinese state as a unified whole. Further, there are several insurmountable obstacles to it seriously disturbing core US interests or expanding its influence much beyond its own coasts before this happens. First, China’s geography is terrible if projecting power is a state aim....

News Roundup 8/5/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News San Diego police killed a man by shooting him in the back. [Link] Five Miami Police officers were arrested and charged with battery for the brutal arrest of two men. [Link] Foreign Policy Florida’s governor gives Ben and Jerry’s parent company 90 days to undo the decision to stop selling the ice cream in settlements or face a ban from Florida. [Link] The Senate Foreign Services Committee voted 18-14 to advance a bill that abolishes the 1991 and 2002 AUMFs. [Link] Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will announce all active-duty soldiers must get the covid vaccine on Friday. [Link]...

News Roundup 3/31/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News Two police officers threaten and handcuff a 5-year-old boy for leaving school without permission. [Link] The New York State Senate passed a bill that legalizes cannabis. The governor has signaled he will sign the bill. [Link] The US affirms its recognition of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. [Link] Reuters reports unnamed US and Western officials are open to talks with Iran that will lead to a full return to the JCPOA. [Link] Great Power The US attacks China and Russia in a new human rights report. [Link] Top US and Russian military leaders held a phone call....

News Roundup 12/28/20

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News Trump signs the massive Covid bailout/spending bill into law. [Link] Obama said he needed the aggressive drone program because he couldn’t afford to look soft on terrorism. [Link] Biden attacks Trump for not responding more to the hack of the Treasury and other departments. Biden blames Russia for the hack but lacks evidence for the claim. [Link] China The US sails warships near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea. [Link] The US is helping India surveil its border with China. [Link] Nagorno-Karabakh An Azeri soldier was killed in Nagorno-Karabakh. [Link] Middle East...

News

White House Considering Reducing or Increasing Tariffs on China

President Joe Biden is examining a range of options for what to do with the current tariffs on China, according to Reuters. For months, the administration has considered cutting tariffs on Beijing to relieve inflation in the US, but has alternatively thought about additional penalties as China carries out military drills in the waters surrounding Taiwan. 

News Roundup 8/10/2022

US News The Biden administration yesterday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the ban on gun possession by medical marijuana users, saying that law is consistent with a long tradition of firearm regulation in the United States. Reason The U.S....

Blog

The Brief Case for Pacifism – Bryan Caplan, Ph.D.

  “My case for pacifism, to recap, comes down to three simple premises. The first two are empirical: Premise #1: The short-run costs of war are clearly awful. [Empirical claim about immediate effects of war]. Premise #2: The long-run benefits of war are highly...

Why We Should Study China

  I would posit that there is no civilization so utterly foreign to Americans than China. Often, American impressions of China are informed by preconceptions, myth, and fear of the other. For the average American, the sum of all knowledge about China is derived...

Kennedy Tonight

Tonight I'll be back on Kennedy Nation talking central banking and war. Update:

Cuban Missile Crisis Things

This old New Yorker piece about Curtis LeMay has some details about the Missile Crisis that I did not know and want to save here for someday. So we all already knew that 1: the USSR did already have operational short and medium range missiles in Cuba, but Khrushchev...

Happy April Glaspie Day!

Thank you, Julian Assange: SADDAM'S MESSAGE OF FRIENDSHIP TO PRESIDENT BUSH Date:1990 July 25, 12:46 (Wednesday) Canonical ID:90BAGHDAD4237_a Original Classification:SECRET Current Classification:SECRET Handling Restrictions-- Not Assigned -- Character Count:13633...

The Scott Horton Show

7/28/22 Douglas Macgregor on NATO’s Doomed Strategy in Ukraine

 Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott was joined by retired Col. Douglas Macgregor to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine. Macgregor has been deeply critical of NATO’s reaction to the Russian invasion, which he calls impulsive. He says the leverage...

Conflicts of Interest

Biden Builds Anti-Iranian Axis During His Middle East Trip: COI #305

On COI #305, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman break down the latest news on Iran, the JCPOA, President Joe Biden’s Middle East trip, and the economic crisis facing Europe. Connor discusses Biden’s trip to Israel where he signed a joint declaration with the Israeli...

COI #304: Mexico Attempts to Save Press Freedom in America

On COI #304, Kyle Anzalone discusses Mexico's asylum offer to Julian Assange.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6...

Don't Tread on Anyone

Why Democratic Socialists Are Wrong About “Profit”

https://youtu.be/Eg9OIssCmsc One of the most incredible attributes of free markets is the ability to harmonize our self-interests with the interests of greater society. Contrary to the popular demonization of profits as extraction of surplus value, profits in freed...

The Voluntaryist Handbook: Self-Ownership and Its Implications

https://youtu.be/xGrh6D3o8Kw One need look no further than to the examples of North and South Korea or East and West Germany to see that the freer people are, the wealthier they can become through mutually beneficial voluntary exchange. These two controlled...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Justin Raimondo’s American Epitaph Ep. 222

https://youtu.be/8yNp_Rqr1AE On July 4, 2022, I reflect on the United States' fall from republic to failing empire. In doing so, I get a little help from Murray Rothbard and Justin Raimondo. Episode 222 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by:...

Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

  https://youtu.be/51gBx3rE7zw In this week's episode, I take the audience on an even deeper dive into my most recent piece for the Libertarian Institute. Episode 221 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by: LibertyWeekly.club Join my membership and...

Year Zero

Avoiding Nihilism w/Rachel Tobias

Rachel joined me again, and this time we are talking about how to avoid nihilism and continue moving forward. Rachel Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

The Tweet Heard Around the World w/Cam Harless

Cam joined me to discuss the essence of women and being bi. The Mad Ones Cam twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

Nihilism w/Buck Johnson

Buck joined me to discuss Nihilism by Fr Seraphim Rose. Nihilism is an interesting critique of liberalism that walks through the stages of societal degradation. Fr Seraphim determines that the replacement of an objective truth with relative truth sends the world into...

A Deep Dive w/Monica Perez

Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

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