What are you reading right now?
That’s our focus next month…
Like the prejudice that most novels have against business and money-making… a summary of a few free-market classics that are fun to read… and why it’s still worth reading some that aren’t fun, like the nearly 1,000-page doorstop that is The Wealth of Nations.
Editor in chief P.J. O’Rourke and our feature contributors are putting together a great magazine issue for you.
Of course, we’ll look at what Wall Street is reading, too… But what we’re really interested in is you.
What’s on your list right now? Let us know at [email protected].
Now here’s some of the latest headlines we’re watching…
All seems well in America, for now:
Fifty-four percent say the economy is good or excellent, the highest recorded by CNBC in the 10 years of the survey.And a boom in one area is coming. This American Consequences feature contributor says you could make upward of 500% in commodities over the next few years… though perhaps not in all commodities…
If global production is up despite OPEC cuts, what do you think will happen when OPEC stops cutting production? The world will end up flooded with oil again… And prices will plunge as a result.In a clear sign that radical progressive politics are coming – and likely sooner than you think – look at the Democratic primaries last night in New York and here in Maryland…
If a progressive war against the Democratic establishment is coming, Tuesday’s primaries were the first shots fired… Their biggest win: Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeating Rep. Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in New York’s 14th Congressional District primary, a stunner that rocked the Democratic world and shook up the party’s line of succession.And looking ahead to 2020… we see signs that radically progressive politics are coming.
It’s no secret the widening gap in financial security is shadowed by a similar gap in politics, setting up the potential for generational warfare at the ballot box in coming elections… Academics predict a growing animus between young and old to match the polarized party politics currently roiling the nation.Of course, it’s not just Millennials who are suffering despite the strong economy and booming stock market.
Low incomes, paltry savings, high debt burdens, failed insurance… This cohort should be on the cusp of their golden years. Instead, their median incomes including Social Security and retirement-fund receipts haven’t risen in years.Never-before-revealed details of a monster crime spree few have heard about…
Since late 2013, a band of cybercriminals has penetrated the digital inner sanctums of more than 100 banks in 40 nations, including Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S., and stolen about $1.2 billion…Embracing mortality, these folks say they’re living with less fear and more life…
“Your grandparents tended to die in the house. They’d be laid out in the parlor when they died, which the Ladies’ Home Journal advocated changing to the ‘living room’ when the funeral parlor came around… [but] now we think of death as something that happens offstage, that we don’t see and children certainly shouldn’t see.”
And let us know what you’re reading at [email protected].
With P.J. O’Rourke and the American Consequences Editorial Staff
June 27, 2018