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Month: February 2021

What’s So Special About the Capitol?

What’s So Special About the Capitol?

Ever since the January 6th Capitol riot the news media has been ceaselessly replaying the videos from that terrible day, bombarding us with the messaging that it was the worst violence we’ve seen in American history, worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. We are supposed to consume this footage like novices, as if we haven’t been totally desensitized by the non-stop pillaging of American cities in 2020.  Pardon, but why should I now be outraged by violence when it was celebrated…

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The Wasted Ire of Wall Street Bets

The Wasted Ire of Wall Street Bets

By now we are all familiar with the Reddit community known as Wall Street Bets that took down some of Wall Street’s biggest hedge funds last week. The “stonks” stunt was hilarious, tactfully well played and made some people a ton of money. But with small trading apps now working in tandem with the hedge funds to mitigate the risks for Wall Street, I don’t anticipate that this movement will be able to continue to injure the hedge funds with…

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Bureaucracy Kills – UK v EU Vaccine War

Bureaucracy Kills – UK v EU Vaccine War

After a year of lockdowns, vaccinations are finally making their way into the arms of eager citizens around the globe. The speed of that progress differs greatly between nations however. The UK is kicking butt and taking names with the third fastest vaccination rate in the world, behind only Israel and the UAE. Within Europe, the UK takes the top spot… and it’s not even close.  A little over 8.3 million people have had their first dose in the UK and just…

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