Jonathan Walker

Jonathan loves talking politics, economics and philosophy. He carries unique perspectives on everything making him a rather odd mix of liberal-conservative with a streak of independent Austrian thought.
This picture taken on March 1, 2021 shows a view of the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), part of Destroyer Squadron 2, arriving in Port Sudan. Commander Lucian Kins has been relieved of duty. While an official spokesperson said Kins lost the confidence of superior officers for refusing a “lawful order,” anonymous officials told Associated Press it was because his COVID-19 vaccine religious exemption was denied, yet he still refused injection.
Fired Navy Destroyer Commander Allegedly Refused COVID-19 Vaccine
A commanding officer for a U.S. Navy destroyer has been removed from his position, allegedly a result of refusing to comply with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine mandates. Commander Lucian Kins, second in command of...
A shopper walks by a sign displaying $1.25 price, posted on the shelves of a Dollar Tree store in Alhambra, California, December 10, 2021. Results of a new Associated Press poll found Americans reporting they’re paying more for household expenses.
In a New Poll, Americans Say They Face Higher Household Expenses
Prices of essential goods and services have been increasing unabated over the past several months, and many Americans now report they are feeling the pressure to make ends meet.  According to the results of a...
The U.S. has been experiencing its highest rates of inflation in decades, with differing opinions about its major drivers.
Consumer Price Inflation Growth Fastest in Four Decades
The U.S. Labor Department recently released inflation statistics for last month, painting a grim picture of the economy. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures how much customers pay for goods and services, jumped by...
Increases in drug prices in America have outpaced inflation rates.
Drugmakers Increased Prices Four Times the Inflation Rate: Congressional Investigation
A three-year congressional probe has found that 10 drugmakers raised the prices for common brand-name drugs by 36 percent, which is almost four times the rate of inflation in the past five years. The probe...
Amtrak's labor shortage will significantly affect its rail services.
Amtrak Scales Down Services Due to COVID-19 Mandate
Passenger railroad service company Amtrak will be cutting down on some of its services due to the labor shortage coinciding with President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) vaccine federal mandate. In written testimony to...
Chief executive at Piper Sandler does not see Chinese stocks as a smart buy.
Piper Sandler Analyst Warns Against Chinese Stocks
U.S.-listed Chinese stocks have received quite a beating this year as these companies have come under regulatory pressure from both Beijing and Washington. While the S&P has only fallen three percent from the high it...
Former Hong Kong lawmaker Nathan Law, now in exile in the UK, speaks at a rally for Hong Kong democracy at the Marble Arch on June 12, 2021 in London, England.
UK Police Investigates Anonymous Bounty On Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Activists
The UK Metropolitan Police has opened an investigation regarding a social media post by pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) groups that targeted Chinese dissidents. The WeChat post offered a bounty as a reward for information on...
Tesla manufactured roughly 53,000 vehicles last month in China.
Tesla’s Chinese Market Share Declines Despite Steady Output
Tesla’s Shanghai plant continues to churn out vehicles at a steady pace, however, the brand’s market share in communist China has fallen.  According to Chinese automotive data provider China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla produced...
An Amazon logistics center near Paris, France.
Amazon Tackling Supply Chain Crisis With Private Ships
America’s supply chain crisis has driven up the prices of products. However, Amazon is trying to bypass such challenges by hiring private shipping vessels to transport goods around the world, which many believe is an...
Canada-UK-Join-American-diplomatic-boycott-of-Bejing-winter-games-Getty-Images-1340869981
Canada and the UK Join American Diplomatic Boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics
Both Canada and the United Kingdom have announced that they will be diplomatically boycotting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic games scheduled to kick off in February. A diplomatic boycott means that though athletes from these...
Lithuania-facing-corporate-boycotts-by-Beijing
Lithuania Facing Corporate Boycott Triggered by Beijing
Lithuania is facing a hard time doing business with China after Beijing reportedly instructed multinationals to cut off ties with the tiny European nation. China’s trade censorship follows Lithuania’s decision to allow Taiwan to open...
Chinese-Property-Developers-to-raise-funds-through-asset-backed-securities
Chinese Property Developers to Raise Funds Through Supply Chain Asset-Backed Securities
The Chinese real estate sector is going through tough times as many developers are facing financial troubles, and are unable to pay their suppliers or debt holders. To help deal with the issue, Chinese regulators...