The Future of Warfare

future of warfare

A Renewed Arms Race The US recently withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which was an arms control agreement between the US and Russia (formerly the Soviet Union) that had been in place for over 30 years. Both the US and Soviet Union had abolished intermediate-range ballistic missiles, thereby ending the Cold War arms … Read more

Government Debt: Cause of the Next Financial Crisis

Government debt financial crisis

Spending Addiction Governments across the globe have grown far too comfortable with expansionary policy. Increased military spending, entitlement programs, tax cuts, and bank bailouts simply add to the amount of debt governments owe to their lenders. As one would expect, government spending is politically popular. Tax cuts put more money in consumers’ pockets, which drives … Read more

The Fifth Risk Book Review

The Fifth Risk Book Review

A Different Take on the Government Michael Lewis, author of Liar’s Poker, The Big Short, and Moneyball, delves into the workings of government bureaucracy in his new book, The Fifth Risk. Lewis manages to remove political ideology from his narrative, instead focusing on the work performed by civil servants within the Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Energy (DOE), … Read more

The Rise of China and Fall of Democracy

Fall of Democracy

The Latest Attack Bloomberg Businessweek just published a stunning story detailing the Chinese state-sponsored espionage committed against nearly 30 U.S. companies. In short, the People’s Liberation Army compromised the supply chain of Supermicro, a company that is effectively the “Microsoft” of hardware. Supermicro designs and distributes high performance servers to its list of global clients, which … Read more

3 Reasons Why Facebook is More Powerful than Governments

Facebook is More Powerful than Governments

Introduction Facebook’s stated mission is to, “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” For the month of September 2017, Facebook averaged 1.37 billion daily active users; nearly a fifth of the world’s population logs on each day. Facebook has unquestionably achieved its mission, as an enormous collective of users has united … Read more