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Stability is Boring

“The free world isn’t free because it is rich — it is rich because it is free. Freedom is not only a moral good but also a practical one: Because we have a system that enables us to fail quickly and fail cheaply, we can try many different approaches to social and material problems, throwing everything we have at them and seeing what works. Authoritarian societies, in contrast, have trouble adapting to fluid conditions, often discomfited by problems that cannot be solved with bayonets.”

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Mixed Feelings on Russian Hacking

We do not want Russian interference in our elections.  While the intention may be the same, there is a difference between screwing with the voting process itself and selectively hacking, and releasing private information.  The investigation seems focused on the…

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Clinton’s Security Risk

Gordon Crovitz at the Wall Street Journal writes Clinton’s Information Lockdown The private email server was only semiprivate: Putin likely has  everything. No public official since LBJ has gone as far as Hillary Clinton to evade public-disclosure laws. In 2010 her adviser Huma…

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Top Down Capitalism

A Review of Nothing is True and Everything is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev.  The review is by Karen Dawish for the Wall Street Journal. excerpts: This is not a state in transition, Mr. Pomerantsev argues, but a postmodern dictatorship that…

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How the Marketplace has Restrained Putin

From Time Magazine, 4 Reasons Putin Is Already Losing in Ukraine Excerpts: The economic impact on Russia is already staggering. When markets opened on Monday morning, investors got their first chance to react to the Russian intervention in Ukraine over the…

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