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Creative Destruction & Rom-Coms: You’ve Got Mail

A timeless 1990s Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan love story, You’ve Got Mail is also a treasure trove of applied economic principles. The budding online romance...
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Dostoevsky: Demons & Communism

The novel Demons by Dostoevsky, published in 1872, is possibly the greatest ever anti-communist novel ever written. Which is ironic, since it was written long...
V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta, and the Politics of Obedience

The biggest mistake of V for Vendetta, the Alan Moore graphic novel adaptation from 2005, is that it depicts a too easy-to-hate totalitarian state....

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Dead & Jailed Journalists: Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

"These are just four examples of how journalists have faced harassment, threats of imprisonment and even threats upon their lives for reporting injustices committed by government around the world. A free press is vital in ensuring governments remain accountable to their people. When journalists are not allowed to act independently and perform their jobs accurately, government corruption remains hidden from the public."
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China, What The Hell Is Your Problem This Week?

This weeks roundup will be full focused on China as its been the centerpiece of news this past week. An ex-Canadian diplomat, Michael Kovrig...
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Bad Arguments Vol. 25 – Bad Faith Arguments

"If the goal was as stated, open discourse, then we wouldn't fall into the trappings of fallacious arguments. It is the secondary desire to win or to humiliate that perverts the discourse. It also leads to the inability to make corrections or accept faults in our own thinking."