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“This is a financial revolution. . .”

At precisely 2:32pm Eastern time on May 6, 2010, the US stock market started to drop. The decline was sudden, and vicious. Within minutes, more than $1 trillion of market capitalization had vanished, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing nearly 10% of its value. This event became known as the ‘Flash Crash’.

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The dumbest argument I’ve ever heard against cryptocurrency

Two decades ago, General Tommy Franks– commander of the original US invasion of Afghanistan back in 2001– was asked his opinion about a civilian bureaucrat named Doug Feith. Feith was an academic policy wonk who, despite never having served in the military, was a staunch warmonger who was happy for other people to

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Five ways to loosen Big Tech’s grip on your life

I imagine there are countless people right now who feel a wide range of emotions when it comes to Big Tech companies. Anger. Disgust. Confusion. Fear. We’ve watched with exasperation as Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. have systematically squashed intellectual dissent; their actions have been so commonplace that there’s even a name for

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“Spend as much as you can and then spend a little bit more.”

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. “Spend as much as you can and then spend a little bit more.” At an economic forum

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Build Back Bitter

It’s over everyone, you can sleep easy again— the party of peace, tolerance, and reconciliation is back in power. Amen. And Awomen. They claim they want to heal and unify the nation. But clearly the only way to do so is to create enemies lists and silence anyone with dissenting opinions. For example,

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6 Best Places For Second Residency and Overseas Retirement 2021

April 20, 2021 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile Looking for the best second residency countries for retirement or as a Plan B destination? Below we cover six of the best places to retire or move to in 2021. In the aftermath of the recent wave of terror attacks in France a number of voices

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Everything’s fine, there’s absolutely nothing to see here

In the darkest corners of our human instincts lies a psychological phenomenon that is the result of millions of years of evolutionary biology. It’s called “tonic immobility”. And it refers to a form of paralysis that occurs when we’re terrified and facing extreme mental or emotional trauma. Tonic immobility is common in nature.

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The latest COVID absurdity: walking with hot beverages

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Women Surrounded by British Police for Taking a Walk You’re allowed to exercise outside of your home

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A message to anyone who feels like ‘Winston’ in Orwell’s 1984

“The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering . . . all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting– three hundred million people all with the same face.” That was a quote from George Orwell’s seminal work 1984— a masterpiece that

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2021 may be the year that the world loses confidence in the dollar

Nearly 186 years ago to the day, on January 8, 1835, US President Andrew Jackson accomplished what no other American president has done before, or since: he paid off the national debt. Jackson was a staunch fiscal conservative. He despised banks, and, according to his biographer, he considered central banking “black magic”, and

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