Unicorn Sighting in Iran – Just Where Did Rory Stewart Find That Opium?

Rory Stewart has apologized for smoking opium in Iran some 15 years ago. I do not usually dwell on these sorts of things and I am not going to spend much time about it here either but since the...

Black Markets Work – They’re Just Markets Without Bureaucrats, Right?

For the past forty years, the majority of policy-makers in Iran have been arguing for more government intervention in the economy. They think it is necessary to regulate and control the prices down (or up) to a desired point....

The Cost Of Caging Fellow Human Beings

Recently, the warden general of Ilam, a central province in Iran, provided a routine report that went viral in the social media around the country. The report indicated that each prisoner costs nearly $30 a day, or nearly $11,000...

War Is Good Business Only If There Is No Other Business Around

Tensions rise as President Trump designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist group. This is the first time that the United States government has designated a part of another country’s military as such a threat. On a side-note,...

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Gone With The Wind – 80th Anniversary Edition

Gone With The Wind has been released in an 80th anniversary edition which prompts a very good question: Gone With the Wind turns 80 -...