Applying Marx’s theories to today’s Communist China.
Adam Smith was no blind worshipper of the market economy. He pointed to many of the deformations of human behavior that we still deplore today.
Given its inherent sense of superiority, could China — once a global hegemon — be more peaceful than its Western (and especially U.S.) predecessors?
What can solo dining tell us about the way of life we lead?
Why can’t 20th century tools be used to address 21st century income inequality?
Is a world of approximately equal country incomes really possible to envisage any time soon?
Mark Mazower’s “Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe” is a magisterial book.
A self-fulfilling prophecy of failure: Welfare states attract a lot of unskilled migrants who fail to assimilate. A political disaster is looming.
Will Trump have a similarly devastating effect on democracies that Gorbachev had on Communism?