Wealth & Poverty Review

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Unconscious on the Street
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The Harm in “Harm Reduction”

As cities in the United States, including San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, and Seattle, consider opening their own safe-injection sites, they should understand the full consequences of these practices. Read More ›
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Cult Programming in Seattle

Last month, the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.” Read More ›

The Bill Walton Show: Reality Economics 101 with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny

On this week’s episode of The Bill Walton Show, Discovery Senior Fellow Bill Walton has a wide ranging conversation about all things economic with Donald Boudreaux, best-selling author, professor of economics at George Mason University who writes the popular blog Cafe Hayek and John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.” Even if, or maybe especially, you think economics is too abstract or arcane or harsh, this is a fresh and engaging take that everyone can learn from. Read More ›
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The End of Chaz

Early this morning, a phalanx of Seattle police officers, armed with long batons and semiautomatic rifles, cleared out the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Seattle can now begin to reckon with the damage. Read More ›
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Antifa Makes Its Move

Behind the scenes, antifa has done the unthinkable: establish political power in major American cities. Read More ›
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Anarchy in Seattle

Seattle’s hard-Left secessionist movement has claimed its first territory: six blocks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Read More ›
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The facade of the Federal Reserve Bank.

The Trump Dollar is on Track to be the Weakest of All Time

Folks, watch them dance, US pols are exultant about the dollar! Despite the volatility and noise of virus, money manipulation, trade war, high tech disruption, and debt explosion, our leaders believe that the buck is a bastion of value. Amid the $6.7 trillion a day of currency shuffling in Vanity Fair — some 25 times world GDP and up some 30% in three years during a trade collapse — the dollar is floating and flapping on the Federal Reserve fortress like a triumphal banner of monetary stability in an ocean of froth. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is basking in glory as the dollar seems to be slip sliding near the Euro. And at least it’s not Brazil’s real or Argentina’s swooning peso! This Read More ›