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America: Freer Than France for Over 200 Years

It has now been nearly two centuries since French political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville visited America and compared American democracy to the French variety. The Martian asked his Earth correspondent to redo the comparison. The typical Frenchman thinks that Paris is the center of the universe, life without a baguette is not worth living, France …


Turmoil Coming: How to Survive and Thrive

I was in Paris one time, in a park near the Louvre museum, enjoying a lazy summer day. I wasn’t the only one with such a great idea. There were probably a few hundred others enjoying the sunshine — children playing soccer, kissing lovers entwined on the grass, businessmen on a lunch break… You can …


The Case of the 5-Year Old Bubble Gun Terrorist

A few weeks ago in the Land of the Free, a five-year-old girl in Pennsylvania was labeled a terrorist threat. Fortunately for the citizens of Northumberland County, local authorities managed to detain this nefarious kindergartener before she could exact her villainous deeds on thousands of innocents. Authorities were tipped off after someone overheard a conversation …


The Freest Place in the World

Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator L: Doug, we’ve gotten a lot of follow-up questions to our conversation on currency controls. People want to know more about Argentina and why you like it so much. So, let’s talk about Argentina. Doug: Sure. This is a good time, too, because I’m having a sort of …