Expecting politicians to make wise decisions about things they know little about is unrealistic to say the least…

— Richard Maybury from “The Money Mystery” P. 50 A politician does not get elected by understanding economics, finance, law, foreign affairs, or other subject about which he makes daily decisions. He gets elected by understanding how to get elected. That’s what a politician is — a person who is an expert at winning elections. Expecting

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Russia is mainly a huge hydrocarbon field with a few nickel mines, 100 million acres of wheat, and an aging workforce that has a great fondness for vodka and other distractions

— David Stockman on the Russian threat to the U.S. You know that’s a joke. If the Russians were going to land on the shores of New Jersey, they would need vast power-projection capability – aircraft carriers and the capacity to land troops. None of that is even remotely possible. The Russians have got one

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