Central American Gang Insurgency:
Recall that Latin American stability is not necessarily in our interest. Rather, our goal WRT Latin America is that it remain unwilling or unable to threaten us. A Latin America preoccupied with domestic troubles accords with this goal.
Professional warriors vs. citizen-soldiers, explained.
I don’t always agree with this guy, but he is quite insightful.
Financial Effects of Petroleum Doomsday: http://www.interfluidity.com/posts/1142546518.shtml
Buffett’s Import Certificates: http://www.interfluidity.com/posts/1146514161.shtml
Free Trade & Cash-on-Delivery: http://www.interfluidity.com/posts/1158666194.shtml
Monetary Mercantilism: http://www.interfluidity.com/posts/1159223072.shtml
Deficit Spending vs. Monetary Mercantilism: http://www.interfluidity.com/posts/1167835155.shtml
Immigration vs. Outsourcing: http://www.interfluidity.com/posts/1180945939.shtml
Financial innovation done right: http://www.interfluidity.com/posts/1224388192.shtml
Strategic Dangers of Free Trade:
Free Trade & Welfare:
So, free trade exacerbates inequality. The leftist answer is to couple FT with Welfare. So, not only do we export our industrial base, but we lard out B&C (and thereby destroy the American work ethic).
Parachutes & Statistics:
It’s shocking to consider how parachutes have remained on the market for generations, even absent controlled tests of their efficacy.
Lincoln & the Lieber Code:
Inter Arma Silent Leges.