Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize

Can political polarization be used for good? The average political commentator often argues that unity is the highest virtue for any polity. Polarization is constantly lamented and is perceived as a sign of a deteriorating political environment. In fairness, a polarized political climate is not exactly hospitable toward productive political discourse. Against the backdrop of a divided culture, politics tends to to devolve into performance art and cheap renditions of political theater. At the same time, polarization is not the end of the world. As a matter of fact, polarization in…

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Scott Horton on Osama Bin Laden’s Strategy to Take Down the US

Scott Horton Scott Horton is managing director of The Libertarian Institute, editorial director for Antiwar.com, and host of the “Scott Horton Show.” He also hosts a terrestrial radio show, “Antiwar Radio,” on the Pacifica station 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles.  He has conducted more than 5,000 interviews of famous libertarian and non-interventionist voices since 2003. He is also the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017) and The Great Ron Paul.: Interviews 2004-2019. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. Source link

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Texas Ended Lockdowns and Mask Mandates. Now Locked-Down States Are Where Covid Is Growing Most

Early last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced he would end the state’s mask mandate and allow most businesses to function at 100% capacity. The response from the corporate media and the Left was predictable. California governor Gavin Newsom declared the move “absolutely reckless.” Beto O’Rourke called the GOP a “cult of death.” Joe Biden called the move “neanderthal thinking.” Keith Olbermann insisted “Texas has decided to join the side of the virus” and suggested Texas shouldn’t be allowed to take the covid vaccine. Vanity Fair ran an article with…

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The Psychological Basis of the Opposition to Economic Theory

[This article is excerpted from chapter 6 of Epistemological Problems of Economics] Subjectivist economics would be guilty of an omission if it did not also concern itself with the objections that have been raised against it from political and factional standpoints. There is, first of all, the assertion that the subjective theory of value is “the class ideology of the bourgeoisie.” For Hilferding it is “bourgeois economics’ final answer to socialism.” Bucharin stigmatizes it as “the ideology of the bourgeoisie, which even now no longer corresponds to the process of…

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Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Q1 2021 earnings

A person wearing a protective mask and gloves exits a Chipotle restaurant in San Francisco, California, April 19, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chipotle Mexican Grill is expected to report its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Here’s what Wall Street analysts surveyed by Refinitiv are expecting: Earnings per share: $4.89 expected Revenue: $1.74 billion expected This marks the first quarter that Chipotle will be facing comparisons to its business under the pressure of lockdowns. After last year kicked off with two months of double-digit…

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A Jobless Recovery Is Coming to Europe

The International Monetary Fund has published its April outlook for the global economy. It has been hailed by most commentators due to the strong upgrade in GDP recovery. The report states that “global growth is projected at 6% in 2021, moderating to 4.4% in 2022. The upward revision reflects additional fiscal support in a few large economies, the anticipated vaccine-powered recovery in the second half of 2021, and continued adaptation of economic activity to subdued mobility.” However, there are important warning signs that should be considered because headlines have been predominantly euphoric…

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State Legislatures Are Finally Limiting Governors’ Emergency Powers

The covid-19 lockdowns have unexpectedly brought into clear view the fact governors wield immense power over the daily lives of Americans. Some state legislatures have moved to limit this power. Better late than never.  Original Article: “State Legislatures Are Finally Limiting Governors’ Emergency Powers​” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.   Source link

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The most popular and top emerging destinations

Siesta Key beach in Sarasota, Florida. Pola Damonte via Getty Images | Moment | Getty Images Americans are looking to finally get out and about this summer, and interest in both well-known and new emerging getaway spots is rising along with temperatures, according to travel companies. Online travel guidance platform Tripadvisor says 67% of Americans plan to travel from June through August, a 17% jump over spring (March to May). Most of them (43%) plan to drive, although 19% are willing to fly, and beach destinations — particularly in Florida…

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