Counter-Disinformation: The New Snake Oil

Counter-Disinformation: The New Snake Oil Authored by Tom Wyatt via Racket News, The San Diego Convention Center was packed with the defense industry elite. Boeing, Northrup Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, and a myriad of other arms industry salesmen, hungry to peddle their wares. WEST Conference 2023 is billed as the “premier naval conference and exposition


The Greedflation Myth

Politicians on the left were quick to blame greedy corporations for rising prices. “Corporations have figured out they can use inflation as cover to not only pass along their own increased costs to consumers, but also to price gouge to boost their profit margins,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted last year. President Biden echoed her


Three Proposals for Price Stability

Candidate Ramaswamy wants to reform the Fed. Many of his arguments do not withstand scrutiny. However, there is one that deserves closer attention: his call to “stabilize the dollar…in terms of commodities.” We can think about commodity-based dollar stabilization in three ways. First, the Fed could use its existing monetary policy tools to keep the


Why Nothing Can Stop The Bradley Fighting Vehicle

The Bradley Fighting Vehicle is one of those American-made weapons systems — along with the AH-64 Apache helicopter gunship and B-2 Spirit “Stealth Bomber” — that were developed in the 1980s, battle-proven in the 1990s, and remain in service to this day. But also, in common with the Apache and the Stealth Bomber, the Bradley was one of those


Qaher-313: Iran’s Fake Stealth Fighter?

Iran’s Qaher-313 Stealth Fighter – Just Fake News? The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Force is comprised of very outdated airframes, including its arsenal of 40-year-old F-14 Tomcats, F-5 Tigers and F-4 Phantoms. The U.S. sold the Shah these formerly top-tier and superior fighters prior to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, back when Iran was still an


Pomp and Circumstance

It’s graduation season, and around my neighborhood, nestled as it is between two high schools, that means plenty of parties and festivities. Suddenly, all the kids who’ve been running the stop sign in front of my house and tossing empty Jim Beam bottles into nearby woods will assume the aspect of serious scholars—for an hour