Autism On The Rise: CDC Data

Autism On The Rise: CDC Data Autism rates in US children have jumped from one in 150 in 2002 to one in 36 in 2020, or 2.8%, according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Photo via Kimberly Paynter/ The findings come from the CDC-funded ‘Autism and Developmental


Serbian President: Putin Arrest Warrant Makes Peace Harder

The international arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin will have negative consequences and only prolong the war in Ukraine, Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić said on March 19. On March 17, the International Criminal Court (ICC) had issued the arrest warrant for Putin, accusing him of war crimes such as abducting children from Ukraine during


Russia Sends Tactical Nuclear Weapons to Belarus

The UK sending depleted uranium shells* to Ukraine gave Russian President Putin an excuse to use tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus on the border of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Ukraine. NATO also plans to send 300,000 troops, weapons tanks, planes, and ships to countries bordering Russia and Belarus. Ukraine’s President Zelensky has called for the US


Monetary Policy and that Old-Time Fiscal Religion

The ongoing debt-ceiling debate has brought concerns about the sustainability of US fiscal policy to the forefront of public discussion once again. While it may be tempting to blame current budgetary problems on the federal government’s pandemic spending spree, the problems are much more fundamental. They stem from the widespread belief that the federal government


Money and Inflation Are Still Related

“There is perhaps no empirical regularity among economic phenomena that is based on so much evidence, for so wide a range of circumstances,” Milton Friedman observed in 1989, “as the connection between substantial changes in the quantity of money and in the level of prices.” And yet, despite the wide body of work alluded to