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As The Totalitarian World Turns

As The Totalitarian World Turns

George Soros is the very definition of evil personified, according to China’s state-run media. In a blistering attack, Chinese media outlets have singled out the famed hedge fund manager for some incredibly harsh criticism of late, essentially blaming him for instigating concerns that rattled financial markets since the beginning of the year. Just have a […]

One Country Holds the Keys to the Gold Market

One Country Holds the Keys to the Gold Market

Last year China’s private-sector demand for gold reached a record level of 1,132 tonnes, and according to the World Gold Council (WGC), the Asian nation could easily dominate the gold market once again, as they predict demand growing 20 percent by 2017. This updated projection from the WGC confirms what I’ve written about previously: China’s […]

Obama Says Execution of Man Who Shot and Buried Teenage Girl Alive is Racist and “Deeply Troubling”

Obama Says Execution of Man Who Shot and Buried Teenage Girl Alive is Racist and “Deeply Troubling”

A foreign reporter asked Obama about the execution of Clayton Lockett who shot a teenage girl, laughed about it and buried her alive. The reporter compared America to Iran, Saudi Arabia and China. Instead of disagreeing with him or at least taking issue with such a description, Obama agreed with him. After conceding that the […]

Democracy, War, and the Myth of the Neutral State

Democracy, War, and the Myth of the Neutral State

Edtor’s Note: This is a selection from “The Problem of Security: Historicity of the State and ‘European Realism’” found in the collection The Myth of National Defense edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. The constitutionalist claim to justify the State’s monopoly of violence has been challenged directly by the radical libertarian tradition (Molinari) and by individualist anarchists […]