Author: Jeff Thomas

Happiness Is…

Happiness Is… by Van Bryan – International Man While the works of Aristotle are numerous, detailed, and profound in their own ways, it is arguable that the philosopher’s most notable contributions are in the realm of Ethics. It was once believed that...

“The Federals Are Coming!”

“The Federals Are Coming!” by Jeff Thomas – International Man Americans were taught about Paul Revere’s ride in school. He was said to have ridden from his home in the North End of Boston, to Lexington and Concord, to warn the...

It’s Not the End of the World

It’s Not the End of the World by Jeff Thomas – International Man Periodically, I’ll encounter someone who has read one of my essays and has decided not to pursue them further, stating, “You’re one of those ‘End of the world’ guys....

First, Secure the Borders

First, Secure the Borders by Jeff Thomas – International Man As Ludwig von Mises correctly stated, in a free state, no one is forced to remain within the state. Anyone who seeks to emigrate is free to do so. This is, in...

The Foxes Are in Charge of The Swamp

The Foxes Are in Charge of The Swamp by Bill Bonner – International Man Hmmm… The plot thickens. The Trump team came into office with what might have been a historic opportunity to drain the Swamp and take the feds down a...

The Future of Privacy

The Future of Privacy by Jeff Thomas – International Man Roughly one hundred years ago, the people who “ran things,” – the drivers behind governments, big business and banking – formulated a concept which became known by a number of names, but,...

The Great Depression II

The Great Depression II by Jeff Thomas – International Man Whenever a movie has been a huge hit, the film industry tries to follow it up by doing a sequel. The sequel is almost invariably far more costly, as there’s the anticipation...

The Human Drive for Inequality

The Human Drive for Inequality by John Hunt, MD – International Man At the Foundation for Economic Education Conference (FEECON) in 2017, I met Bill Frezza. He’s been teaching a critical lesson about equality, learned from the horrors of the AT&T telephone...

Is Argentina in America’s Future?

Is Argentina in America’s Future? by Bill Bonner – International Man “Never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake,” said Napoleon. In the 1970s, two of America’s biggest rivals were making big mistakes. Russia had been operating a...

Sanctimania

Sanctimania by Jeff Thomas – International Man In recent decades, political correctness has been very much on the rise in the countries that were formerly regarded as the “free world.” It’s important to remind those who live in these countries (North America,...

The Art of Disruption

The Art of Disruption by Joel Bowman by Trevor Jones International Man Joel Bowman: Good afternoon, Trevor. Thanks very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk with International Man. Trevor Jones: It’s a real pleasure, Joel....

Professional Wrestling and the Media

Professional Wrestling and the Media by Jeff Thomas – International Man As a boy, I was quite non-violent, but I confess to having been fascinated with professional wrestling. For one hour, every Saturday morning, I’d watch Yukon Eric, Haystack Calhoun and Killer...

Land of The Not So Free

Land of The Not So Free by E.B. Tucker – International Man Last month I flew to Spain with my friend Fadi Garcia to buy a Land Rover Defender 90. When he first told me about the trip it didn’t make...

Giving Anarchy a Bad Name

Giving Anarchy a Bad Name by Jeff Thomas – International Man Here we have a photo of Corporal Maxwell Klinger, a character in the American television comedy, M.A.S.H., filmed in the early 1970’s. The Klinger character was written as a soldier in...

Choosing Your Immigrants

Choosing Your Immigrants by Jeff Thomas – International Man In the 18th century, America was made up primarily of people who, of necessity, had had to work hard. Had they not taken full responsibility for their own welfare, there was no one...

MAGA: Mission Accomplished?

MAGA: Mission Accomplished? by Bill Bonner – International Man Well that was easy! After less than two years in office, Trump says it’s “mission accomplished.” A presidential tweet: I have already MADE America Great Again, just look at the markets, jobs, military...

The Final Blowout Sale

The Final Blowout Sale by Jeff Thomas – International Man Increasingly, both Europeans and North Americans whom I meet are expressing their concern that the social structure of their countries appears to be breaking down. Americans and Canadians speak of people of...

Services Rendered

Services Rendered by Jeff Thomas – International Man Here we have a standard credit card receipt from a coffee shop. The diner understands that he’s not obligated to order anything that he doesn’t want to receive, but that, for whatever he does...

The Right to Bear Arms

The Right to Bear Arms by Jeff Thomas – International Man In recent decades, the US government has been doing its best to find a way to limit the ability of its people to bear arms. And, in turn, the people respond...