What we can learn from the Gunpowder Empires

Hence, a Gunpowder Empire was a state built with superior firepower and little else. For example, the Imperial Army could blast its way into any fortress with artillery.

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Who will be the Political Winners from Coronavirus?

Interestingly, America’s last true pandemic the Spanish Flu of 1918 led to a political paradigm shift. In 1918, voters punished the Democrats for a bungled response to the Spanish Flu.

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Comparing Coronavirus and World War II

Many observers are comparing coronavirus and World War II. In particular, U.S. President Donald J. Trump (R-Florida) evokes the Second

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Lessons from the Great Depression for the Coronavirus Pandemic

I think the Great Depression is a better analogy than World War II because of the similarities between the COVID-19 pandemic and the chaos of the 1930s. Moreover, America’s reaction to the Depression could show us how we could respond to the Coronavirus.

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Lessons From World War II for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Why not harness America’s government, academic, scientific, commercial, and military resources in a new Manhattan Project to produce a COVID-19 vaccine and drugs? Interestingly, I think the logical person to head up that project is Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) founder Bill Gates who has been warning us about pandemics for decades.

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Coronavirus could Lead to single-payer Healthcare in America

In the final analysis, I think the coronavirus pandemic could bring technoracy and single-payer health care to America. Thus the question we need to ask is: how will Americans react to those developments.

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Is Chile’s Chaos America’s Future?

Chile frightens me because its government implemented all the economic prescriptions America’s current leaders promote.

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The Strange History of Single-Payer Healthcare in America

Bizarrely, America still has no single-payer health insurance despite a 120 year battle for the benefit by politicians of both parties.

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The Years of Four Presidential Candidates

I think 1824 was the strangest American Presidential election because there were four major candidates from one party. Moreover, a candidate who won a clear majority of both the popular vote and the Electoral College lost the presidency.

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