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What Will the Metaverse Mean for Political Movements?

Meta’s first Metaverse experience is here. Facebook this month announced that Horizon Worlds, a VR world of avatars, is opening to the public. U.S. and Canadian citizens over eighteen will soon be able to dawn...

Afghanistan Frontlines: Inside China and Russia’s Geopolitical Mine Frenzy

NURISTAN, Afghanistan – Deep inside the voluptuous valleys of Afghanistan’s isolated and least populated province, Nuristan, young locals – their eyelashes caked in debris – blast dynamite through a cave wall in a desperate...
Federal Reserve and Inflation.

Fed Economist Says ‘Nonsense’ Inflation Theories Save Us From ‘Intellectual Nihilism’

A Federal Reserve economist thinks most common sense inflation theories are "arrant nonsense," whose only function is to "save us from intellectual nihilism." "Mainstream economics is replete with ideas that 'everyone knows' to be true,...
George Soros has warned about China's real estate for years

Did George Soros Predict China’s Evergrande Woes in 2016?

George Soros reached billionaire status by predicting market collapses, and offered some insight several years ago on China's real estate market that parallels what's playing out with Evergrande. "China eerily resembles what happened during the...

TikTok’s Main Character Syndrome: American Individualism in the Age of Black Mirror

Main Character Syndrome is the zeitgeist of the post-pandemic moment. “You have to start romanticizing your life,” TikTok star Ashley Ward urges followers in a now viral video. “You have to start thinking of yourself...

Billionaire Moishe Mana Says He Transformed Meatpacking District But Got Bored of Shopping There

Moishe Mana has a lot in common with Donald Trump.  Although Mana commissioned a mural depicting the former president as the Joker holding a knife to the Statue of Liberty, the two fill similar roles....