In the debate over how to the fix poor economic performances of countries likes the United States, the UK, Italy or France we are often told that governments have the choice between austerity and stimulus. Austerity is mostly defined as government spending cuts and stimulus as spending increases. The problem with this dichotomy is that it ignores that what more government call austerity and what most fiscal adjustments implemented in recent years have looked like is not really spending cuts but rather a mix of small spending cuts with large tax increases on the side.
The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian ... Read More
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More