Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Long Decline of The London Economist

Once, long ago, at the very close of the 1970s, I discovered a most remarkable periodical. Published on newsprint so thin as to almost be translucent, mailed out twice each fortnight tightly folded in a plain brown wrapper, it called … Continue reading

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Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison

Sidebar: Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison by Ron Unz The American Conservative, May 2012 In contrasting China and America, pundits often cite our free and independent media as one of our greatest strengths, together with the tremendous importance … Continue reading

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China’s Rise, America’s Fall

China’s Rise, America’s Fall by Ron Unz Which superpower is more threatened by its “extractive elites”? The American Conservative, May 2012 The rise of China surely ranks among the most important world developments of the last 100 years. With America … Continue reading

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Unz on the Minimum Wage – Bloomberg Editors Say “Let’s Make a Deal…”

With our chattering classes now totally focused on the overriding question of whether the political contributions of Romney’s Wall Street cronies or those of Obama will first reach the billion dollar mark, only a few scattered voices have focused on … Continue reading

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