All posts tagged USA

The Course of Empire: Banana on the Potomac

“Democracy is the most delicate flower in the world. It is tolerance, compromise, and dialogue that makes it alive.” What happened in the United States today is only a teaser of the vandalism that will be faced when the general principles that sustain liberal democracies are eroded over time. The Principle of the Rule of […]

Further thoughts on the election and voters

The post-election events showed that the United States is far ahead on the road to becoming a banana republic. Before the 1990s, only the 1960 election was considered dubious. On the other hand, rumors of election fraud spread about the last four presidents. The Supreme Court stole the 2000 election. (According to Trump and his […]

Banana republic watch(UPDATE)

Update: Ok, it looks like I acted early. Frankly, I am happy with the result. Glad I was (partially) wrong. I still agree with some of what I have said. The shy Trump voter effect has been overestimated, and victories like Arizona are not Biden’s success, but Trump’s failure. And I still believe that betting markets […]

You are not in Turkey

Scott Sumner recently wrote a post listing some of the features of banana republics. For my country, Turkey, it is obvious that almost all are correct(except #15). Considering that the same government has existed for 20 years, it might be worse not to have that. From this point of view, Pelosi’s statement becomes more meaningful. […]