The Rule of Law Index: 2017-2018

The World Justice Project (WJP) has published the results of an ambitious and challenging project to rank the world’s nations according to their effectiveness in achieving the “Rule of Law”. For the study year, the United States ranks #19, down one rank from last year. It’s always important to understand the methods and criteria used Read More …

“Low Cost” Immigrant Labor – Not So Cheap After All

One of the biggest reasons our political leaders and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce support illegal and visa-based (H1B) forms of immigration is that it is purported to keep labor costs low, and fill job positions “Americans won’t do”. A further motivation is to supplement declining native birth rates to provide more taxpayers to cover Read More …

Canada’s Population Density & it’s Relationship to the U.S.

“This map then tells us a great deal about how Canada behaves in the world. Canada must have a close relationship with the United States because not only are the two neighbors, but the vast majority of Canada’s population lives very close to the U.S. border.” “Canada’s size cannot and should not be ignored, but Read More …

The World’s Economy Needs the U.S. but the U.S. Economy Doesn’t Need “The World”

Global Economy Shows Strain as U.S. Steams Ahead China, Japan and Germany show signs of stress, posing a risk to the U.S. should the trends persist Export-based economies like Germany and China suffer, whereas resource-rich nations like the U.S. with robust internal consumption prosper.  Peter Zeihan calls this the beginning of the “Great Divergence”. “Posing Read More …