Inside This Issue: The Best (and Worst) Case for 2020
This January, we’re looking at the year ahead… from the U.S. election to the stock market to the global economy.
Editor in chief P.J. O’Rourke gets us started with why he’s still hiding in bed under the blankets as he imagines the worst-case scenario for 2020. As he puts it…
“The Democrats are a national exercise in packing the dog with the cat. The Democratic Party isn’t a political party… It’s the name of a den of thieves whose single point of agreement is that they want to break into the national cash register and swipe the booty. When it’s time to divvy up the swag, all hell will break loose.”
And U.S. Senator Rand Paul shares why if no one has to work, no one will. He writes:
“It is an immeasurable calamity that tens of millions of Chinese had to die before the Chinese discovered the horrors that come when a government tries to enforce complete socialism. Let’s hope today’s American socialists will realize that violence is not an aberration but a necessary tool if you want a society made “equal” by redistribution of wealth and property.”
Plus, make sure you read Rand Paul’s interview with P.J. from when he was considering a presidential run – and the difficulty of being “libertarian-ish.”
And if you want to make money in 2020, our cover story on portfolio manager Austin Root is a must-read. Root has worked with and advised some of the most powerful names on Wall Street – and his tales from the billionaire-trading trenches are fascinating.
Globetrotting journalist Kim Iskyan brings us a story from the other side of the world… and details why what is happening there means the end of Hong Kong as we know it.
Then, we have a few “healthy 2020” reads.
- First, Dr. David Eifrig recommends skipping the fad diet if you want to be healthier in 2020.
- Joel Litman may have discovered the fountain of youth… and he says it’s nothing short of a medical miracle.
- Lastly, if you’re interested in “meat alternatives,” you might be interested to know that they’re hiding a significant dark side.
John F. Wasik has the personal tale of how he was held up by cybercriminals… and how you can protect yourself.
Mohamed A. El-Erian shares why the global economy’s luck may run out in 2020, while Kenneth Rogoff details the things that can go wrong with the massive amount of debt our government has taken on.
And executive editor Buck Sexton has an exclusive interview with Sean Parnell – Afghanistan-combat veteran and Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania – about the biggest threats facing America.
We’ve uploaded a PDF suitable for printing to our archive page.
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Publisher, American Consequences