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Global Suicide Prevention: 25,000 Nukes on Hair Trigger and the Miracle of Survival

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Bill Whittle’s new podcast series, “The Cold War: What We Saw”, from Esoteric Radio Theatre. With 25,000 nukes on hair trigger, the survival of the United States and the Soviet Union is a modern miracle. Heroic personal stories and high-stakes decisions provide a lesson in global suicide prevention. Bill Whittle […]

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Success Shaming: Mayor Pete Outed for Private-Sector Work, Forced to Explain

His Democrat presidential rivals have outed Mayor Pete Buttigieg for his private-sector work as a McKinsey consultant, and forced him to explain it away. Will success shaming catapult Democrats to victory in 2020, or are there still enough Democratic voters who don’t work for government to steer the party away from bashing business — the engine that enables government to give away free college, free health care and more?

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Right Angle

Cheering Up Progressives as They Fail at Everything They Try

From climate change to recycling to health care to capitalism and impeachment, Progressives fail at everything that matters to them. Scott Ott, Bill Whittle and Stephen Green take a crack at cheering up our Progressive friends.

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USA Epitaph: NBA Sorry Rockets’ Daryl Morey ‘Got Woke’ for Hong Kong Freedom

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has a reputation for allowing players to speak out on issues of justice and discrimination. Some call it ‘the woke league’. However, when Houston Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey tweeted support for the Hong Kong democracy movement, his owner, some players, and his league, rebuked him and rejected his statement.

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Right Angle

How Free Market Prosperity Enables Bernie, AOC, Gulags and the Slaughter of Millions

Aleksandr Solzhentisyn, who saw the starvation and brutality of The Gulag Archipelago, said “prosperity breeds idiots.” That helps to explain the existence of AOC, Bernie Sanders and other so-called social-democrats and Progressives.

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Despite Trump Tariffs U.S. Firms Still Bullish on China, But for How Long?

Despite President Trump’s punitive tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S., American businesses seem bullish on China, with profits up, and few interested in moving manufacturing out of the People’s Republic. But Bill Whittle sees trouble down the road for China’s long-running economic surge.

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Bernie Bro-Mania: Apple, Amazon & GM Say Business Isn’t Just for Profits Anymore

The Business Roundtable, a group of some 200 corporations, sign an official statement that their purpose is no longer just to produce a return for their shareholders, but to provide social justice for their employees, suppliers, communities and to the planet.

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Weeping at Work: 8-in-10 Employees Report Crying on the Job

A new Monster.com survey shows that 8-in-10 employees report crying on the job — 45 percent of those because of something a boss or colleague did. Is weeping at work a logical consequence of a capitalist system that promotes profits over people? Is this just a natural part of having large numbers of women in the workplace, and does this emotional sensitivity provide some crucial benefits to employers?

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Born to Die: Does Capitalism Contain the Seeds of Its Own Demise?

Is it born to die? If Capitalism in America eventually leads to the workers rising with pitchforks to demand a division of the spoils, are we doing it wrong, or is that just the natural outcome of a system that focuses only on equality of opportunity? The rise of Democratic Socialists (and their less-Democratic brethren) during the 2020 presidential cycle may signal an economic shift that seems to contain the seeds of the demise of a system which has created more food, health, leisure, and happiness than anything the Earth has seen.

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Why Can’t Progressive Media Make a Profit Trying to Destroy Capitalism?

Salon, ThinkProgress, Vox and other Progressive media outlets struggle to stay out of bankruptcy despite the growing popularity of socialism in the United States. Is this proof that free enterprise is a failed economic model when a good-hearted Progressive can’t make a profit trying to destroy capitalism?

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Gallup Poll: 40% in USA Now Support Socialism, Super-Majority of Democrats

What has changed in recent decades to swing the tide of popular opinion so that 40% in USA now support socialism? Far more Democrats say that Socialism would be a good thing, while most Republicans disagree. Are we one election away from Atlas Shrugged?

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Sidewalk Chalk Communists: UCLA Kids Rebel Against Paradise

Communist party members at UCLA rage against the capitalist machine with sidewalk chalk on the edge of sylvan academia. Bill Whittle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott have great sport with these naive revolutionaries.

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Poor Mistreated Uber Drivers Cry Out on Eve of $90 Billion IPO

As Uber stands at the doorstep of its initial public offering (IPO), Uber drivers cry out: “They treat us like crap!” If the face of your company complains to your customers that they’re poor and mistreated, why should investors pour $90 billion into an business that has vigorous competition from Lyft and others, and virtually no barrier to entry, since it’s essentially just an app? And what does this say about capitalism itself?

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UNDERSTANDING SOCIALISM

Unlike capitalism, socialism is not about our individual happiness, but rather on a very strong, emotional sense of interconnectedness. Firewall host Bill Whittle has devised a thought experiment that lets you experience that emotional reactor that drives the socialist movement.

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Venezuelan Violence: Will American Socialists Finally Learn the Lesson?

As another socialist experiment draws to a close in bloody violence, Venezuelan collapse seems to have no impact on the American Socialists who strive to take over the Democratic party, and then the country. When will they learn the lesson that socialists schemes inevitably end in starvation, chaos and military force against the commoners politicians pretend to love?