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Russia Says Ukraine Deploying Genetically Modified Super Soldiers

Another day, another crazy accusation from Russia when it comes to the war in Ukraine: Two Russian lawmakers this week pushed the absurd conspiracy theory that Ukrainians were being turned into “cruel and deadly monsters” in the country’s bio labs. The two politicians — Konstantin Kosachev, the deputy speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, and Irina…

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The Aircraft Carrier Question: Obsolete or Not?

If aircraft carriers are obsolete, then why do so many countries continue to build and buy them? The question goes to the core of modern naval procurement, and not just in the United States. The People’s Liberation Army has assembled a vast array of systems designed to destroy aircraft carriers and thus deter them from…

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Taibbi: The Great American Military Rebrand

Taibbi: The Great American Military Rebrand Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News, Fifteen years ago, as the Bush years waned and political division began skyrocketing, one thing everyone agreed on was that “earmarks” were bad. A trifecta of scandals involving prison-bound congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham, Republican super-lobbyist (and future Kevin Spacey role) Jack Abramoff,…

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Housing Continues to Crumble

Sales of existing homes sank another 5.4 percent in June, to a 5.12 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. That is the fifth consecutive monthly decline leaving the selling pace at the lowest level since June 2020 following the lockdown recession. Sales were down 14.2 percent from a year ago and 21.1 percent from the January…

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Micro-Microeconomics

Over one hundred fifty years ago, Carl Menger started his economic theorizing with the recognition that “goods” are useful things that satisfy human needs. From there, he proceeded to develop a subjective theory of value that supplanted the prevailing labor theory of value. The rest is history. Such foundational insights yielded supply and demand and…