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IMF Head Kristalina Georgieva in Russia.

IMF Head Dismisses Global Recession, Calls $120 Billion Investments in Russia ‘Systemically Irrelevant’

The IMF projects that economic conditions in Russia won't trigger a global financial crisis. "For now, no," International Monetary Fund Head Kristalina Georgieva told CBS on Sunday when asked whether Russia's reeling economic situation could...
Ukrainians are bracing for Russia's nuclear weapons

Will Putin Deploy Nuclear Weapons? Ukrainians Brace for Chernobyl 2.0 

KYIV, Ukraine – General Serhiy Kryvonos stands guard at Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport, moving between glass windows shattered by rockets and his men wedged behind a mounting pile of sandbags. “We’re ready for anything,” Kryvonos,...
Pandemic After COVID

U.S. Intelligence Agency Warns of ‘New Pandemic’ After COVID

A new global pandemic could emerge after COVID, according to U.S. Intelligence agencies. "Countries globally remain vulnerable to the emergence of a novel pathogen that could cause a devastating new pandemic," writes the Office of...

Hacking, Crackdowns, and FOMO: Paradox Politics’ 2022 Crypto Predictions

2021 was the year crypto went mainstream. NFTs minted Beeple and Bored Apes into cultural reference points. Mark Zuckerberg renamed Facebook 'Meta' to reflect plans to dominate the Metaverse. And El Salvador recognized Bitcoin as...

Meta Bans Israeli ‘Cyber Mercenaries’ That Targeted Journalists, Palestinians, and Activists

Meta has banned from its platform four 'cyber mercenary' firms headquartered in Israel, which the company says conducted surveillance on human rights activists, journalists, and "critics of authoritarian regimes."  “These companies are part of a...

These Were Paradox Politics’ Most Popular Stories in 2021

Since launching in February, Paradox Politics has published a plethora of theory, commentary, and reporting. We've interviewed luminaries such as Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker, scoured Pentagon reports on how the U.S. military will...

Is the Psychedelia Enlightenment Train Just Another Corporate Control Mechanism?

The global economy mirrors an acid trip. With the ongoing labor shortage, the persistence of meme stocks, and simultaneous emerging markets (including one for psychedelics), a collective euphoria is underway in what has been dubbed...

Harvard Psychologist Steven Pinker Believes Humanity Is Entering a Post-Scarcity Period 

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker is siding with contrarian optimists: Humanity is entering a post-scarcity economy, rather than a pre-scarcity paradigm.  “If I was forced to come down on one side or the other, I would...

How the Catholic Church and McDonald’s Transform Genius Into Real Estate Empires

Underneath Michelangelo’s the “Creation of Adam” fresco in the Sistine Chapel, an African cardinal in a COVID-era mask beckons dozens of tourists passing through the country of God. “Silence,” says the religious figure. Europeans in American...

Florida’s Fake Media Boom Imploded. Locals Are Cackling In the Aftermath   

A car blew up outside a semi-abandoned mall in South Florida. Other Florida locals and I smiled as we drove past the scene. We had good reason for relief. For one, the driver seemed okay....