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Ukraine & the Geopolitics of Rent-seeking

The Ukraine crisis is just the first of what will become a series of territorial interventions by Russia. Understanding why NATO’s members failed to anticipate Russia’s intervention enables us to visualise one stream in the coming global military conflicts. There is an economic logic to President Putin’s strategy. This is exposed by examining the trading […]

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Organic Finance and the Servant State

The nation-state is a monster. That is why most Americans want “small government”. People resent the intrusive power of the state, but are overawed into submission. This acceptance is ridiculous, one indicator of cultural immaturity. Democracy has not provided the solution (as Egyptians have now discovered). But there is a fatal flaw in the constitution […]

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Rogues or Rotten System?

Have you noticed how Hollywood protects the villains? Whether the narrative is about 19th century cowboys, 20th century Cold War spies or 21st century virtual time travellers, the deviants are always singled out as lone rogues. By killing them off, the system is cathartically cleansed. But what if that behaviour was symptomatic of a deviant […]

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