Author Archives: Joseph Burke

About Joseph Burke

Economist

The Fed and American Manufacturing

President-elect Trump’s success in the rust belt has drawn the nation’s attention the hardships of American manufacturing workers. While the causes of this are many, I would like to highlight an important role the Federal Reserve has played in their … Continue reading

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A Prayer by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

How easy for me to live with you, O Lord! How easy for me to believe in You! When my mind parts in bewilderment or falters, when the most intelligent people see no further than this day’s end and do … Continue reading

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The Case of Anna Ossovskaya

“The scope for any successful work for a defence lawyer under the Soviet criminal law system is necessarily limited. A few instances of economic crimes of which the author was connected during his many years’ practice in the Crimea and … Continue reading

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Romanian Camps

“[T]he Romanian camps most closely resemble the Gulag, even to the extent that they carried out absurd, overambitious projects of the sort Stalin himself favored in the Soviet Union. The most famous of these, the Danube-Black Sea Canal, appears to … Continue reading

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Betrayal of the Cossacks

“In May 1945, British troops, under what they were told were direct orders from Churchill, undertook to repatriate more than 20,000 Cossacks, then living in Austria. These were former anti-Bolshevik partisans, some of whom had joined Hitler as a way … Continue reading

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Bolshevik Retribution at Yalta

“Scattered throughout Europe, most notably in Yugoslavia, there were also anti-communist emigres: White Russians, that is, who had lost their fight against the Bolsheviks and settled in the West. Stalin wanted them back too: no one was to be allowed … Continue reading

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