(this was originally a response to a comment on my overview of Swiss society and governance, entitled “The People are the Sovereign

Iraq is an artificial country. Like so many post-colonial states, Iraq was composed of borders drawn for the convenience of the colonial powers and not because of any…

(This was originally a lengthy comment to an article called “Switzerland’s Mind-Your-Own-Business Wisdom” by Lauren Reiff.)

Odes to Switzerland-as-free-market-utopia are badly misguided. Just because Swiss banks and business concerns are profitable and successful is not due to an “allegiance to economics over politics.” Politics, regulation and state subsidy loom larger…

Brian Azevedo

Credentialed bozo.

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