This is a list of specific articles pertaining to political philosophy, political economy, statecraft, jurisprudence, the question of China, and more that I have compiled and read throughout the year.

You can find a general list of books, blogs, magazines, and newsletters that I like to read here.

American Affairs

Financialisation of the Economy

  1. The Rise of the Financial Economy
  2. The Rewards of Poor Performance: CEO, Hedge Fund, and Private Equity Compensation
  3. Financing Advanced Manufacturing: Why VCs Aren’t the Answer
  4. The Financialization of the American Elite
  5. Managing Decline: The Economy of Value Extraction
  6. The New Power Brokers: Index Funds and the Public Interest

Political Economy

  1. A Return to Political Economy
  2. Rebuilding American Infrastructure
  3. A Long-Term Perspective on the Gig Economy
  4. Building the Venture Capital State
  5. America Needs an Industrial Policy
  6. National Developmentalism: From Forgotten Tradition to New Consensus
  7. Korean Industrial Policy: From the Arrest of the Millionaires to Hallyu
  8. Tripartism, American Style: The Past and Future of Sectoral Policy
  9. Corporatism for the Twenty-First Century

Jurisprudence, Tax, Regulations

  1. Henry George’s Land Value Tax: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
  2. Regulation in Early America
  3. Tax Sovereignty in the Age of Global Capital
  4. Trade, Antitrust, and Restoring Domestic Competition

Domestic Statecraft & Public Institutions

  1. Integration from Within
  2. Postal Banking’s Public Benefits
  3. Soulcraft in a Complex Society
  4. America’s Drift toward Feudalism
  5. It’s Economic Strategy, Stupid
  6. The Singapore Solution (to healthcare)
  7. Reinventing Competitiveness
  8. Utah’s Economic Exceptionalism

Competition, Innovation, and Technology

  1. Disruptive Innovation in America and China
  2. The American Way of Innovation and Its Deficiencies
  3. Winning the Race in Quantum Computing
  4. The Economics—and Politics—of Broadband
  5. Liberty versus Monopoly

Palladium Magazine

Philosophy & Society

  1. Towards the Post-Liberal Synthesis
  2. It’s Time to Build for Good
  3. America Needs a National Service Program
  4. The Social Capital Stall Behind America’s Gerontocracy


  1. The Case for Hierarchy
  2. The Case for a New State Consciousness
  3. Who Has Authority in the American State?
  4. The True Story of Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore

Corporate Governance

  1. Why Big Tech Is More Competent Than the US Government
  2. The Political Machine Behind the Apollo Program
  3. Why Charter Cities Won’t Lead to Decentralized Government
  4. Only the State Can Succeed at Decentralization

Political Economy

  1. How State Capacity Drives Industrialization
  2. The Economic Foundations of Industrial Policy
  3. Mariana Mazzucato Has Reinvigorated the Most Important Battle in Economics
  4. How Capitalist Giants Use Socialist Cybernetic Planning

Foreign Policy

  1. Why the US Dollar Could Outlast the American Empire
  2. The German Strategic Mastermind Behind America’s Post-War Order
  3. The Post-Liberal International Order and American Grand Strategy
  4. Nuclear Powers Still Rule The World


How does the Chinese leadership think?

In order to begin  to understand China, we need to understand how they think. Three reads by Tanner Greer, Vincent Garton and Francis Fukuyama have been instructive in this regard.

  1. The Theory of History That Guides Xi Jinping
  2. Jiang Shigong’s Chinese World Order
  3. What Kind of Regime Does China Have?
  4. Xi Jinping in Translation: China’s Guiding Ideology
  5. The Century of Chinese Corporatism

What does China want to achieve in foreign affairs?

Now that we know how China thinks, we can get a clearer picture of what exactly it wants.

  1. China's Vision for a New World Order
  2. A "China Model?" Beijing’s Promotion of Alternative Global Norms and Standards
  3. China’s Plans to Win Control of the Global Order
  4. China’s Global Ambitions Can’t Escape Soft Power Competition
  5. The Universal Ambitions of China’s Illiberal Confucian Scholars
  6. Why Intentions Matter
  7. The Communist Case in Brief
  8. Taking Chinese Communism Seriously

What has blinded America to the threat of China for so long?

  1. The China Shock Doctrine  
  2. The China Question
  3. The “Surprise” of Authoritarian Resilience in China
  4. The China Model’s Challenge to Democratic Capitalism

Grand Strategy

  1. China’s Belt and Road Plan to Reshape the International Order
  2. Global strategy 2021: An allied strategy for China
  3. The US Ban on Huawei Is Creating a Multipolar World

Great Founder Theory

All content by Samo Burja can be found on this Notion page I compiled, containing: articles, videos, podcasts, and more.