Politics

Conversations with Dr. Pali Lehola

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Dr Pali Lehohla is the director of the Economic Modelling Academy, a Professor of Practice at the University of Johannesburg, a Research Associate at Oxford University, a board member of Institute for Economic Justice at Wits and a distinguished Alumni of the University of Ghana. He is the former Statistician-General of South Africa.  read more »

The Rise of the Liberal Apostate

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In an age of darkness, glimpses of light are rare — but all the brighter for it. As the censorious progressivism embraced by Joe Biden and much of his Democratic party grows into an increasingly pervasive quasi-religion, ordinary people are finding ways to push back.  read more »

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Solving the Global Housing Crisis

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The global housing crisis across the high-income world, particularly in the Anglosphere, represents perhaps the single biggest challenge to the future of the middle class.  read more »

Housing Report: Blame Ourselves, Not Our Stars

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No issue plagues Californians more than the high cost of housing. By almost every metric—from rents to home prices—Golden State residents suffer the highest burden for shelter of any state in the continental U.S.  read more »

No U

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Ever since the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, American energy policy has largely orbited around the hackneyed idea of “energy independence.”  read more »

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Will We Ever See an End to the Donald Trump Show?

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In a perverse way, the wave of indictments against Donald Trump is a win for both Trump himself and for his so-called progressive tormentors.  read more »

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The Uni-party Isn't Just Bad for Governance

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We will take as a given for the purposes of this article that California has one actual political party.  read more »

Cities of the West: An American Success Story, Part 2

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Part one of this essay showed how the political tradition of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln gave rise to the successful spread of American civilization  read more »

Blowback!

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When it comes to siting renewables, the overwhelming majority of the money, media, and momentum is on the side of the companies that want to impose large wind, solar, and battery projects on rural communities.  read more »

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Why Africa is Turning Its Back on the Eco-obsessed West

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The Western democracies appear united in their support for Ukraine, but they may also be losing the bigger, more consequential battle for the loyalties of the developing world.  read more »