Central banks have not merely inflated the bejesus out of assets prices. They have also caused the very foundations of financial markets to metastasize, yielding an endless array of new products that have no real economic function except to facilitate new forms of pure wagering.
Joe Biden's son was part owner of a venture involved in the $3.8 billion purchase by a Chinese conglomerate of one of the world’s largest cobalt deposits. The metal is a key ingredient in batteries for electric vehicles.
A supermajority of Americans believe parents should have the final say in what their children learn in public schools as the national debate over the role of parents in public education and the material taught to students continues.
A Marriott hotel in the Czech Republic declined to host a conference of activists fighting for the human rights of the Uyghur people, according to a new report. Many commentators have suggested that the company capitulated to the Communist China regime, but the hotel claims that it canceled the conference in an effort to maintain "political neutrality."