The statue doesn't only symbolise the progressive corrosion of art. Here's your daily news digest for 31 January 2023.

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The Idolatry of Ugliness - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics
There has been much appropriate scorn on the abominable statue recently erected atop a New York City state courthouse. Literally a golden idol, the horror — obligatorily sculpted by a feminist woman artist of color, Pakistani Shahzia Sikander — is...


Campaign against Voice to Parliament gains high-profile politicians
A group of high-profile Indigenous Australians has banded together with a former deputy prime minister to co-ordinate the No campaign ahead of this year’s Voice referendum, running on the slogan “Recognise a Better Way”.
Indigenous Voice to Parliament vote at risk due to bad faith
For a project supposedly based in goodwill and respect, the Indigenous Voice debate is rife with distrust and assumptions of bad faith.
The Australian socialist experiment: capturing capitalism | The Spectator Australia
A sweeping new Australian socialist experiment is well underway. The signs are everywhere. But it’s unique… This is socialism with Australian characteristics. And it’s being plainly stated.


Israel struck Iran with drones – WSJ
Israel launched a drone attack on Iran on Sunday morning, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing US officials
Immigration from the third world broke the USA
Immigration from the third world broke the USA. By Josiah Lippincott. The Democratic Party’s remarkable midterm election performance — arguably the best for a first-term president since FDR i…
Air Force General Tells His Officers ‘War With China’ Only 2 Years Away
Memo is particularly unusual given it instructs commanders under him to get “their personal affairs” in order...

Business, Finance & Investment

The $16 Trillion European Union Economy
This chart shows the contributors to the EU economy through a percentage-wise distribution of country-level GDP.
Back-to-Back Market Smackdowns Coming from the Fed and ECB. Could Be a Hoot
Surly frustrated central bankers telling euphoric markets that the inflation fight is far from over.
How to Retire at 50 (in 7 Easy Steps)
Would you like to retire at 50? How can you make it happen? Here are 7 easy steps to help you retire at age 50. Make a plan now!


Drinking and Excess Deaths in lockdown ⋆ Brownstone Institute
At least 27.4% more of our fellow citizens have drunk themselves to death thanks to the imposition of curtailment of individual freedom.
No One Left to Blame
Vivek Ramaswamy was in sixth grade when he became a conservative, and the man to blame, he writes in Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit and the Path Back to Excellence, was General Electric CEO Jack Welch.
Why are excess deaths still so high?
We can’t just blame a failing NHS

Crypto & Blockchain

BlockTower Capital CIO Explains How Bitcoin Price Could Reach $110K by End of 2024
On Saturday (28 January 2023), Ari Paul, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Managing Partner at crypto investment firm BlockTower Capital, shared his latest thoughts on Bitcoin.
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Bitcoin stays out of fear for 11 straight days as price tips near 24K
While debate surrounds whether the current BTC price rally is a breakthrough or a bull trap, market sentiment has skyrocketed to levels not seen since BTC was about $65,000, in November 2021.


Christopher Hitchens Lied About the Cause of Terrorism | The Libertarian Institute
“The suicide murder community is almost perfectly faith based.” - Christopher Hitchens On Real Time With Bill Maher, Hitchens claims that because an Islamist in the 1800’s used the Koran to justify atrocities, it means that today the issue with Al-Qaeda is due to the Koran. …[W]e now have the…

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