The Real McCoy

Sherman McCoy, images copyright their respective owners
Thoughts on the world and where it’s going
Created 27 Aug 2021
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
    13 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    After years of exposure from the sun, the red, white, and blue on the US flags left by the Apollo astronauts will have faded. 1 - Previously on The Real McCoy… I recommend reading my previous article ...
  • Bonus Review: The Next Hundred Years
    08 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    One of my favorite places to hang out when I was a teenager was the local Borders bookstore. My friends and I would celebrate the weekend by eating out at a nearby restaurant, then hanging out at Bord...
  • The China Syndrome
    07 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 2 2
    Introduction China’s rise is overhyped. For better or worse, the United States will remain the global superpower for this entire century. But how could one possibly argue that things are looking good ...
  • Blue Harvest
    03 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Image from Albany’s ABC News 10. The US and state governments try to be language-neutral. My ballot for the 2021 California recall election is in English, Spanish, and Chinese. But no serious person c...
  • Brief "Thank You" Note
    01 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Hello all, I want to thank everyone who read my first post, "A Taste of Armageddon", and either subscribed to this newsletter or shared the post afterward. In my most optimistic projections, I thought...
  • A Taste of Armageddon
    28 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Introduction Many in the US political sphere seem convinced that we are on the verge of an apocalyptic moment. On the left, outlets like Jacobin like to point out that income inequality is at the high...
  • When should you unsubscribe from my Substack?
    28 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 0 2
    This is not a newsletter about politics. If you want to know who is “winning” the news cycle, which candidate you should vote for in the upcoming Republican primary, or want to know who is going to be...
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    27 Aug 2021
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