Strangely, one of the biggest impediments to progress in America is something few observers notice: America’s gentry. If you need a definition of gentry Tides of History podcaster Patrick Wyman provides one in a great essay for The Atlantic.

“Gentry are, by definition, local elites,” Wyman writes. The extent to which they wield power in their locality, and how they do so, is dependent on the structure of their regime.

Wyman identifies America’s gentry as the property owners and business people who control local regional economies and politics throughout the United States. For example, coal mine owners in West…

Although it has a reputation as a Temple of Justice, the US Supreme Court has made some horrendous decisions.

In some eras of our history, the US Supreme Court has been the worst enemy of freedom and justice in America. For much of American history, the Court failed people of color, blacks, working people, and many others.

In fact, Supreme Court decisions led to some of the worst injustices in American history. Jim Crow Segregation, in particular, would not have existed with the Supremes’ blessing.

Unfortunately, many people still view the US Supreme Court as a sacred institution dedicated to…

Qualcomm (QCOM) could profit from the growing US-China tensions. To explain, Qualcomm is a leading manufacturer of telecom infrastructure, 5G wireless infrastructure, smartphones, networks, industrial Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, and cloud infrastructure.

Qualcomm’s biggest competitor is the privately held Chinese company Huawei Technologies. Many non-Chinese consider Huawei a security threat because of its close to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Notably, Huawei’s founder and leader Ren Zhengfei is a former PLA officer and the company’s first significant contract was with the People’s Liberation Army.

Consequently, former US President Donald J. Trump (R-Florida) put Huawei on a blacklist of companies…

Losing one presidential election is not enough for Donald J. Trump (R-Florida). Evidence of Trump’s plan to lose the 2024 presidential election is now appearing.

Trump plans to run again in 2024 because he has not completed his project of destroying the Republican Party. Republicans are still winning elections and attracting support. Trump plans to rectify that situation with a brilliant new campaign strategy for 2024.

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Lists of Doom obtained details of Trump’s secret plan to lose the 2024 presidential election and destroy the Republican Party from anonymous source. In others words, we made this bullshit up.

Donald J. Trump’s…

Strangely, the Lone Star State is a significant investment. The Texas Pacific Land Corp (NYSE: TPL) is one of the fastest-growing stocks around.

To elaborate, the Texas Pacific Land Corporation (TPL) is one of the biggest landowners in Texas. Mr. Market is bullish on Texas. Texas Pacific’s share price rose from $459.56 on 21 September 2020 to $1,307.40 on 23 September 2020.

Moreover, Fortune named the Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL) the third fastest-growing company in the United States in 2020. So what is Texas Pacific and is it worth $1,307.40 a share?

Meet the Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL)

Texas Pacific began in 1871 as a…

COTI (COTI) could offer some value because it appears to be the first cryptocurrency they designed for payments.

To explain, they designed cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) as a store of value, not a payment mechanism. Hence, does a good job of keeping your money safe from hackers and inflation. However, accessing Bitcoin funds and spending Bitcoin is hard.

Spending Bitcoin is hard because they built Bitcoin that way. Consequently, estimates Bitcoin was processing 2.9 transactions per second (TPS) on 18 September 2021. …

Okay, stupid people are usually poor and failures. However, some stupid people seem to be happier and have more fun.

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Thus, there is evidence stupidity could improve your life. Don’t believe us. We at Lists of Doom have compiled a list of the ways Stupidity Can Improve Your Life.

Some of the ways Stupidity could improve your life include:

  1. They rarely give stupid people responsibility for anything. Hence, you can avoid responsibility and all the stress it causes by being stupid.
  2. Stupid people almost never have money problems because they do not have any money.
  3. You can save a fortune by not buying such needless items as drugs, vaccines, safety…

The operators of Firo (FIRO) bet that privacy is the key to making money in cryptocurrency.

The Firo blockchain emphasizes privacy by automating transactions. Trustless means they automate Firo to conduct transactions without telling users.

In a trustless blockchain, algorithms or smart contracts conduct all the transactions. All the user does is to initiate the transaction, the blockchain does everything else. By eliminating the humans, the Firo tries to keep all transactions private. Hence, you could theoretically buy, sell, or transfer Firo (FIRO) secretly.

Firo tries to increase privacy by rewarding activities that increase privacy. For example, the Firo blockchain…

Gala Games plans to make money from blockchain games by encouraging player engagement.

The plan at Gala is to develop games in a player-owned blockchain Node Ecosystem. Players develop and own both the games and the Nodes. Players also develop the games with input from a discord channel.

The Gala (GALA) cryptocurrency is the utility token that drives Node Ecosystem. Gala will reward people who develop games and Nodes with the Gala token. Similarly, players will pay for games and play with the Gala token.

Gala has had some success attracting players to its network. Gala claims to have 1.3…

One interesting explanation for the Afghanistan debacle is that Americans do not understand what losing and defeat are.

To explain, Americans cannot tell the difference between defeat and a decision to quit a war, because it has over 150 years since Americans lost a war. The last time Americans lost a war was in 1865, when Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, and Kirby Smith surrendered the Confederate Armies.

Losing a war means that your commander walks up to the other side’s commander and hands over his sword or gun. …

Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.

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