Category Archives: Politics

Is the USA turning into a third world country?

In 1980, adults in the top 1 percent earned on average 27 times more than bottom 50 percent of adults. Today they earn 81 times more. This ratio of 1 to 81 is similar to the gap…. in the world’s … Continue reading

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Sajid Javid: Son of an Economic Immigrant

Preface Sajid Javid is a Conservative politician and the British Home Secretary as of October 2018. His principal responsibilities are internal security, the police, prisons and immigration. Conservative immigration policy is therefore his policy. That policy is that only highly … Continue reading

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Why the Conservative Party Treasurer reads obituary columns

According to the Tory Party’s own accounts last year [2017] it received twice as much in donations from the dead, in the form of legacy payments, as from the living. It lost half of its membership between 2005 and 2013. … Continue reading

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Some banks who wrecked the world economy

Britain: 2009 In Britain, the most egregious case was RBS, a now majority state-owned bank that announced in February 2009 that it intended to honour £1 billion in bonus contracts.1 2012 The Barclays chief executive, who was paid £18 million last … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher on Ronald Reagan

Shortly after he was inaugurated, Thatcher and Carrington [Foreign Secretary] were talking over a drink one evening in Downing Street when the conversation turned to the new president, at which Thatcher tapped the side of her skull and said: “Peter … Continue reading

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The Strategic Context of Operation Barbarossa: June 22nd 1941

“With Russia smashed, Britain’s last hope would be shattered. Germany then will be master of Europe and the Balkans. Decision: Russia’s destruction must therefore be made a part of this struggle. Spring 1941…If we start in May 1941, we would … Continue reading

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Who’s the rabbit? Putin or Trump?

“I expect you to come and enjoy the scenery,” said Putin, with a half smile first perfected in AD 41 by Caligula.1 “…. Donald Trump’s victory is the extraordinary uncouth variety of postfactual politics that he personifies. He doesn’t tell … Continue reading

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