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This is as 50 pound experiment for me. Although I do have a small personal interest in the UK my real interest is in the issues in economics and politics we US-ians share. And I am subscribing mainly so I can dissent and have you or others show me where my dissent is itself wrong.

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Nov 27, 2022Liked by Ed West

(Mr. Whitton): "I think if a small country like Britain wanted to be a comparable center of innovation, the markets, technologies, and institutions would have to be novel."

A "comparable center of innovation" sounds kind of like Israel.

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The migration thing is shocking for the countries of origin and presumably there are social justice-y arguments for preventing it for their sake. Does anyone ever make those arguments?

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Nov 27, 2022·edited Nov 27, 2022

Ed, when you get a piece from your substack republished like you have this week with the Spectator, I think you should share the fee with your paying subscribers. Like Bono, you'd be helping the world's neediest.

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Of course Poland is peaceful, they are getting ready for Russia, after all.

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"What’s so perverse is that, while there is so much to admire and emulate in American culture, we focus in on imitating its worst, most toxic aspects."

Thank you. I like to avoid the focus on that as well. My inclination is to knock the sharpest corners off of points I think are partly wrong. BLM great, how to focus that in better policing? Greta Thunberg alarm about the climate, great, how to find the incentives and investments that will reduce CO2 emissions in the most cost effective way.

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"opportunity to harangue your older relatives about systemic racism and white supremacy,"

"To come to help your relatives of whatever age to understand that "systematic racism" just means the multiple and compels ways that "real" racism in the past still has echoes into the present."

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