Religion and Economics: A Review of AEI’s Common Sense Concept Series

Over the last several years I find myself more and more being drawn more into conversation about religion—specifically, Orthodox Christianity—and economics. Originally, my interest in the economic side of the conversation was minimal.  Embarrassing though it is to say now, I only took one economics class in college and while I got a “B” I was an indifferent student of the subject. Thanks to … [Read more...]

Charting the Course to $7 Gas

I'm not an economist but the the essay below makes a lot of sense. The author, J. Kevin Meaders, says this is the cycle we are in: The Fed has tripled the money supply and reduced interest rates to zero. A stronger economy is trying to get off the ground but can't because all the newly created money is being retained by the banks in reserve. Eventually the banks will start lending … [Read more...]

“Orthodox background leaves Bulgaria and Romania at the tail of EU” – Social Scientist [VIDEO]

Source: Prime Time Russia Doctor Joachim Zweynert, from the Hamburg Institute of International Economics, spoke to RT about the transition performance of Bulgaria and Romania in relation to the issue of EU conditionality. “When the transition process started in the early 1990s, people, and especially social scientists, expected the countries in the region would quickly turn into … [Read more...]

Chris Banescu: America Slouching Towards Fiscal Armageddon

Chris Banescu, a frequent contributor to the Observer and noted blogmeister in the Orthodox world (who irritates the liberals to no end), has a new article published on American Thinker today. Good work Chris! Source: American Thinker and ChrisBanescu.com America is in grave danger. Our government's out-of-control spending and our politicians' refusal to implement meaningful budget … [Read more...]

The USA and the New World Order: A Debate Between Alexandr Dugin and Olavo de Carvalho

AOI Observer reader Fabio Lins has a keen interest in political philosophy and culture. Occasionally he sends me links of debates happening elsewhere which always prove interesting and timely. Yesterday he notified me of an online debate between Russian nationalist Alexandr Dugin and conservative Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho. I asked Fabio to write an introduction included … [Read more...]

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