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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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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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Targets on Our Backs

From Jim Talent writing  Sowing the Wind at National Review Online: A great nation with neither power nor strategic purpose is just as vulnerable, and perhaps more so, than a small nation. Great nations have targets on their backs. They can never…

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Ukranian Clown Show

David Goldman at Pajamas Media writes Ukraine is Hopeless… Not Serious. Excerpts: Ukraine isn’t a country: it’s a Frankenstein monster composed of pieces of dead empires, stitched together by Stalin. It has never had a government in the Western sense…

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