The Fickle China-Russia Alliance

The Fickle China-Russia Alliance

Choosing one’s friends is critical and typically based on mutual interests, common values, and compatibility.  The China-Russia alliance on display in Ukraine fits my criteria for global comrades, aka, friends. China and Russia share a mutual interest in the...
Using SWIFT for Economic Warfare Could Come at a Heavy Cost

Using SWIFT for Economic Warfare Could Come at a Heavy Cost

The government of the United States has intervened militarily in other countries for decades, against the council of founders like George Washington who advised America should “observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all.”...
Make China Pay the Tab

Make China Pay the Tab

Americans on the home front are exhausted from a marathon of foreign fallout. As the Taliban cancels this semester’s gender studies curriculum at the American University in Kabul, China eyes prospective control of the Bagram airbase. Instances like these embody a long...
Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Beginning with Jamestown (circa 1607), American life has been organized around and dependent upon the notion of rigorous self-reliance. In early America, self-reliance was a given. There wasn’t much choice for the early patriots. After all, staying alive was...
5 Short Talks on Free Markets & Free People

5 Short Talks on Free Markets & Free People

Spare me a few moments of your valuable time to set the stage for these 5 short talks on free markets and free people. If you would like to skip directly to the talks, please do so. There’s a great deal of tension in the air, an edginess foreign to our culture, to our...