Globalism > Nationalism > Localism
Don Boudreaux , Cafe Hayek
“Progressives” romanticize the local economy and fancy themselves to be cutting-edge and enlightened for advocating “buying local.” So I’ve some questions for such “Progressives”: Do you think that Trump’s economic nationalism is too cosmopolitan?
Why Do So Many Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?
Alberto Mingardi, FEE
Friedman rejects the resentment view and proposes a version of the self-interest thesis by looking at the demand-side, so to speak. And it shows – behind the veil of his civility – very little consideration for the tastes of his fellow intellectuals for complex arguments, which seems to me quite a criticism.
Orthodox leader calls Moscow and Rome to support persecuted Christians
Claire Giangravè, Crux
On August 21 Vatican Secretary of State sets off for his visit to Russia where he will visit the President Vladimir Putin and the Patriarch of the Russian Catholic Church Kirill. The main topics on the agenda will be the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Govt. Union Rep: Employees Only Have To Be “Available To Work” To Get Paid
Jazz Shaw, Hot Air
It’s not just the VA where we’re having trouble cutting out the deadwood, however. This report from the Washington Post has at least one real eye opener in it.