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Gerald Celente Talks Political Atheism with Jeff Deist

  Source: http://bastiat.mises.org By Mises Updates Gerald Celente Talks Political Atheism with Jeff Deist   Published on May 30, 2014 by misesmedia Megatrend forecaster Gerald Celente talks with Jeff Deist about the second American Revolution and how oligarchs have come to power in the U.S. Hosted by Jeff Deist, Mises Weekends features weekly interviews with […]


War Abroad, War at Home

War Abroad, War at Home

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute August 22, 2018   War Abroad, War at Home   Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, speaking at a Ron Paul Institute conference this past weekend, predicted US troops would remain in Afghanistan another 50 years — just as they have in Germany and Korea. He also termed the ongoing US-backed campaign in Yemen the “most brutal […]


Civility and Property vs. Politics

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute June 28, 2018   Civility and Property vs. Politics   Calls for civility in politics are nothing new, and the incident involving White House spokesman Sarah Sanders at a restaurant has yielded plenty of smoke but little heat from both phony sides of this non-debate/non-issue. I suppose we should be happy when […]

Civility and Property vs. Politics

Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of "Defense"

Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of “Defense”

By Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams Mises Institute February 5, 2018   Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of “Defense”   Daniel McAdams from the Ron Paul Institute joins Jeff Deist for an unbridled discussion of the true costs of war. We know the US spends more on “defense” than many big countries combined, but what are […]


Misdiagnosing Populism

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute November 30, 2017   Misdiagnosing Populism   Is populism inherently bad? Deirdre McCloskey, speaking earlier this month to a meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society in Stockholm, certainly thinks so. Her broad and sweeping liberal critique of populism focused not on criticisms of current populist movements, but rather on the big-picture issues of […]

Misdiagnosing Populism

Don't Fall for Tax Reform

Don’t Fall for Tax Reform

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute September 30, 2017   Don’t Fall for Tax Reform   Please don’t fall for tax reform. It’s a con, and a shell game. It’s a promise every presidential candidate makes, including Trump. But we ought to be suspicious of grandiose talk about Congress reforming anything. Tax reform proposals always evade and obscure […]


Let Catalonia Decide

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute September 20, 2017   Let Catalonia Decide   Should Catalonia be independent? Surely Catalans, and nobody else, must answer that question. Some Catalans consider themselves Spanish and some don’t. Many Spaniards consider Catalonia part of Spain, while some don’t. But it’s clear that a significant number of Catalans feel politically conquered, […]

Let Catalonia Decide

What We Lost on September 11th

What We Lost on September 11th

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute September 13, 2017   What We Lost on September 11th   The cliché is true: September 11, 2001, represents a defining American moment. Generation X and Millennials suddenly had their own day of infamy, just as their parents and grandparents had Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy assassination. 9/11 marked the end […]


Scott Horton on the Endless War in Afghanistan

By Jeff Deist and Scott Horton Mises Institute September 11, 2017   Scott Horton on the Endless War in Afghanistan   Our guest Scott Horton just released an important new book—Fools Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. This is the definitive treatment of the war itself, the history and factions involved, and the disturbing policy mindset […]

Scott Horton on the Endless War in Afghanistan

Daniel McAdams: Trump and the War Party

Daniel McAdams: Trump and the War Party

By Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams Mises Institute August 29, 2017   Daniel McAdams: Trump and the War Party   Daniel McAdams from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity joins Jeff to discuss Trumpian foreign policy in light of the president’s recent speech on Afghanistan. The costs of our wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, […]


The Wrong Narrative in Charlottesville

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute August 14, 2017   The Wrong Narrative in Charlottesville   The political violence in Charlottesville yesterday was as predictable as it was futile. One person was killed and dozens badly injured, marking a new low in the political and cultural wars that are as heated as any time since in America since […]

The political violence in Charlottesville yesterday was as predictable as it was futile.

Truman Was Right About the CIA

Truman Was Right About the CIA

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute March 10, 2017   Truman Was Right About the CIA   Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn’t leave the White House a suspiciously rich man. He also actually went home, to Independence Missouri, and moved into a modest house he didn’t own. It was the […]