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By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: The Mayan Caste War--Vivan Los Machetes

Some of the weirdest, longest wars around have been on the other side of the Big River, but for some reason most American war nerds would rather read about Eurasian battles. Not sure why, except I remember when I was…

Oct 10, 2011 | Comments (51)

By Mark Ames
"Ideas For Sale": How Dime Store Minigarch Art Pope Became The Koch Kingpin Of North Carolina

Thanks to Pope’s investments into ideas, North Carolina’s politics have been transformed from the mind up, from ideas generated in universities, to the level of public politics and policy. It’s sort of like global warming: With climate change, some species will thrive in the altered environment (jellyfish and algae, for example) and some will die out (polar bears, coral reef).

Oct 6, 2011 | Comments (31)

By Pancho Montana
Mexico Drug War Dispatch: How The Drug Wars Ruined Monterrey's Killer Club Scene

The only difference between now and 2006 is that every fucking bad thing that happens in the city just keeps getting worse: Rising death toll, more cars are stolen, more shootouts and attacks against the police than ever before, more kidnappings, more businesses closing…

Sep 30, 2011 | Comments (40)

By Mark Ames
Dylan Ratigan Talks To Yasha Levine And Mark Ames About Kochs, Hayek, And "Ideas For Sale"

Yasha Levine and Mark Ames went on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show today to talk about their scoop in The Nation magazine about Charles Koch and Friedrich Hayek’s secret love affair with Social Security. While the private letters of Koch and…

Sep 29, 2011 | Comments (24)


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By Yasha Levine and Mark Ames
eXiled eXclusive! Read The Orignal Letter Charles Koch Sent To Friedrich von Hayek Telling Him To Sign Up For Social Security

Here is the private letter from Charles Koch to Nobel Prize economist Friedrich Hayek, godfather of today’s free-market movement. The letter was obtained by Yasha Levine from the Hayek Archives at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. It is part…

Sep 29, 2011 | Comments (27)

By Yasha Levine and Mark Ames
Monster Koch Bust: Charles Koch Used Social Security to Lure Friedrich von Hayek to America

There’s right-wing hypocrisy, and then there’s this: Charles Koch, billionaire patron of free-market libertarianism, privately championed the benefits of Social Security to Friedrich Hayek, the leading laissez-faire economist of the twentieth century. Koch even sent Hayek a government pamphlet to help him take advantage of America’s federal retirement insurance and healthcare programs.

Sep 29, 2011 | Comments (31)

By Yasha Levine
iSucker: Big Brother Internet Culture

The other day The eXiled received an offer to sign up for a free security service called CloudFlare that’s supposed to provide security and reliability…

Sep 26, 2011 | Comments (37)