Posts filed under “War/Defense”

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Category: Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls, War/Defense

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Category: Digital Media, War/Defense

John Oliver on Police Militarization

In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America’s local police forces.

Category: Legal, Video, War/Defense

Bad Economic Policy Is Partly to Blame for Ferguson

The Terrible Handling of the Economic Crisis Is a Cause of the Ferguson Riots   We noted 3 years ago that the terrible handling of the economic crisis would lead to civil unrest and riots. We noted that: A study this month by economists Hans-Joachim Voth and Jacopo Ponticelli showsthat – from 1919 to the…Read More

Category: Economy, Think Tank, War/Defense

Why should investors care about geopolitics?

One of the concerns for investors is how markets keep powering higher despite all of the geopolitical turmoil: The grinding Syrian civil war that has spilled into Iraq, the clash between Israel and Gaza, the Crimea annexation and now the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine. That thinking gets the issue precisely backward. The proper question…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, War/Defense

Roots of Iraq / Syria Wars Go Back 60 Years

It’s Always Been about Oil and Pipelines The same issues which drove war and terrorism in the Middle East in the 1930s and 1940s are still driving it today The best way to see this is to start with today, and work backwards … The U.S. is bombing Iraq again in order to protect the…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

SKEW-VIX & The Fog of War

SKEW-VIX & The Fog of War David R. Kotok, August 10, 2014     This commentary will include answers to some questions from readers about the SKEW-VIX ratio and why it is important. Here are two issue notes before we address those questions. First, our alarm about the ratcheting up of military action falls into…Read More

Category: Markets, Think Tank, War/Defense

Blowing the Whistle on NSA Spying on Americans

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

Source: NPR

Category: Video, War/Defense

Each dot on this map represents an act of terrorism since 1970

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Category: Politics, War/Defense

Quantifying the Effects of U.S. Regime Change

All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos Since 2001, the U.S. has undertaken regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. All 3 countries are now in chaos … and extremists are more in control than ever. Iraq In Iraq, hardcore Islamic jihadis…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense