Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Swamp & the Citadel: Pakistan’s Abetted Agitprop

Watching the wheelchair bound Muslim cleric Khadim Rizvi engage his ministry at the Faizabad interchange instructs those unfamiliar with Pakistan that the Army continues to incite public violence for political profit.  The army’s utter refusal to disperse militant Islamists evidenced … Continue reading

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Weakened Case For Higher Interest Rates: the Flattening Yield Curve

The canard of secular stagnation was laughable, especially given the credentialed gnomes belief in demand sided macro thought.  No measure is ever given to the antecedents of our Constitutional Republic, its constitutive bases in civil society, in spheres of autonomy … Continue reading

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India’s Soft Power Remains Diminished, But Beijing’s Appeal Remains Untested

The politics of the subcontinent are intractable.  That’s because most westerners shape their policy convictions from inside the ideological symmetries of the enlightenment whose apex is Westphalia.  Clearly, whoever continues to teach it this way hasn’t visited the subcontinent where … Continue reading

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An Autocratic Bear; An Idealist Eagle

It has become frankly apparent that major news media throughout the United States have absolutely no interest in reporting the news, they wish to shape the news to damage any sitting Republican at the White House.  I think the vast … Continue reading

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Polygamy: the Passions of Pan-African Jihad

Paul Malong is South Sudan’s former army chief of staff with over 100 wives.  One recently ran off in hiding after remarrying a teacher.  Jane Austen’s admonition that we’re all fools in love never mentioned how to manage a cuckold … Continue reading

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Why Taxes Matter: Growth vs. Redistribution

My father often said:  sometimes its who’s talking not what’s said.  Leadership matters, that’s why its important to find the right person to listen to about taxation, because its a dangerous form of social engineering.  An overt ideological pretext isn’t … Continue reading

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Index Funds: Why Passive Investing Wins

Nothing threatened active fund managers more than passive index investing and the reach for yield under Bernanke & Yellen.  The closure of hedge funds and other active money managed businesses tied to the 1% is the collateral damage done by … Continue reading

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The Return of 19th Century Geopolitics

The explicit reality of ‘closed covenants’ is what drove the monarchies toward extinction in World War One.  Given that Parliaments throughout Europe are intrinsically unsteady, many hewed from unenumerated Republican ideals make them easily susceptible to the soft demographic insurgency … Continue reading

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Why Bangladesh Burns Authoritarian

Contemporary Bangladesh pivots between two competing political camps that vie for the allegiance of growing militancy:  Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League (AL) and Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was Bangladesh’s first President, his daughter, Sheikh Hasina Wajed currently … Continue reading

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