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November 28th, 2022 · No Comments

“It is blood that makes the cash grow green.” – Justin King, “Let’s talk about new defense spending on Ukraine” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The Forever War

November 25th, 2022 · No Comments

“Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression. Even the wells and trees had their masters, […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · T. E. Lawrence

November 21st, 2022 · No Comments

“Men with small money will still impress each other over beer, men with medium money will find ways to barter, and men with large money will slice this country like cake if they get sad enough, bored enough.” – Eloghosa Osunde, “Good Boy” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 5th, 2022 · No Comments

“Chinese Communist and North Korean forces left Yongdong-ni two nights ago by railroad N to lake ferry. . . . Chinese Communist forces took all civ workers with them when they left town. The civ did not want to fight. One hundred workers were shot two (2) days ago because they refused to fight. Ten […]

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The Forever War

November 4th, 2022 · No Comments

“The people on this area are in dire need of clothing, this however, seems to be predominant in all of North Korea. There also appears to be a short supply of salt. The food situation is satisfactory. The diet consists primarily of barley and potatoes of which there is a sufficient quantity to last until […]

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The Forever War

October 30th, 2022 · No Comments

“The clergy live by our sins, the medical faculty by our diseases, and the law gentry by our misfortunes.” – Sir Walter Scott, Antiquary Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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October 5th, 2022 · No Comments

“The musical standards of popular music were originally developed by a competitive process. As one particular song scored a great success, hundreds of others sprang up imitating the successful one. The most successful hits types, and ‘ratios’ between elements were imitated, and the process culminated in the crystallization of standards. Under centralized conditions such as […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit

October 3rd, 2022 · No Comments

“Stylization of the ever identical framework is only one aspect of standardization. Concentration and control in our culture hide themselves in their very manifestation. Unhidden they would provoke resistance. Therefore the illusion and, to a certain extent, even the reality of individual achievement must be maintained. The maintenance of it is grounded in material reality […]

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Tags: Economics

October 2nd, 2022 · No Comments

“The notion of distraction can be properly understood only within its social setting and not in self-subsistent terms of individual psychology. Distraction is bound to the present mode of production, to the rationalized and mechanized process of labor to which, directly or indirectly, masses are subject. This mode of production, which engenders fears and anxiety […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit

October 1st, 2022 · No Comments

“In our present society the masses themselves are kneaded by the same mode of production as the arti-craft material foisted upon them. The customers of musical entertainment are themselves objects or, indeed, products of the same mechanisms which determine the production of popular music. Their spare time serves only to reproduce their working capacity. It […]

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September 19th, 2022 · No Comments

“All manner of valuable things lack a price tag not because they have no value, but because it is illegal to sell them.” – United States Attorney Damian Williams, “Sentencing Memorandum of the United States of America,” United States of America v. Stephen M. Calk, December 22, 2021 Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email […]

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September 17th, 2022 · No Comments

“We rise at sunrise, / We rest at sunset, / Dig wells and drink, / Till our fields and eat;— / What is the strength of the emperor to us?” – “Song of the peasants in the time of Yaou”, The She King, or, The Book of Poetry (trans. James Legge) Share this… Facebook Pinterest […]

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August 29th, 2022 · No Comments

“Bureaucracy was not invented by anti-capitalists. It began with the ancient empires of Egypt, Persia, Rome and China, and it necessarily accompanies most large institutions, from churches to armies to corporations. ‘The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”,’ Ronald Reagan famously said. He […]

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August 28th, 2022 · No Comments

“Only in a vague way can we conceive the character of ant-society, and the nature of ant-morality; and to do even this we must try to imagine some yet impossible state of human society and human morals. Let us, then, imagine a world full of people incessantly and furiously working,—all of whom seem to be […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Other Stuff · Politics & Law

August 26th, 2022 · No Comments

“Did feudalism and chattel slavery reside within the nascent globalizing frame? Did Kant drink coffee? The second question answers the first. Yes, and there’s no reason why we have to choose between these modes of production when thinking macrohistorically, as long as we are specific about what makes both so different. In this effort, it’s […]

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August 17th, 2022 · No Comments

“India was the most populous region of the world at the time of the Periplus, as it was the most cultivated, the most active industrially and commercially, the richest in natural resources and production, the most highly organized socially, the most wretched in the poverty of its teeming millions, and the least powerful politically. The […]

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August 12th, 2022 · No Comments

“A tax is not an assessment of benefits. It is a means of distributing the burden of the cost of government. The only benefit to which the taxpayer is constitutionally entitled is that derived from his enjoyment of the privileges of living in an organized society, established and safeguarded by the devotion of taxes to […]

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

July 25th, 2022 · No Comments

“You will be much more in control, if you realize how much you are not in control.” – Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Economics · Verandah

July 23rd, 2022 · No Comments

“Risk only money. Never your freedom. Better to wash dishes. It will do less harm to your élan than four days in prison.” – Walter Serner, Last Loosening: A Handbook for Imposters and Those Who Aspire to Be (trans. Lydia Davis) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Lydia Davis

July 18th, 2022 · No Comments

“The ideal of the simple yeoman living close to nature, applying himself with loving care to the soil, and supplying virtually all his modest needs with his own labor and that of his family was an ideal first of the educated elite who read pastoral poetry and later of agrarian ideologues and politicians who wanted […]

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

June 30th, 2022 · No Comments

“Sumer, its rise and fall, provides the historian with the most ancient example of the poignant irony inherent in man’s fate. As the Sumerian literary documents make amply manifest, it was the competitive drive for superiority and preeminence, for victory, prestige, and glory, that provided the psychological motivation sparking the material and cultural advances for […]

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June 15th, 2022 · No Comments

“One thing about officers is they always get paid.” – Paulette Jiles, “Dune Trek” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Paulette Jiles

May 17th, 2022 · No Comments

“We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all regardless of station, race, or creed.Among these are:• The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation;• The right […]

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May 13th, 2022 · No Comments

“Judges must keep in mind that poverty is not a crime; it is a condition, and every day presents a struggle for the poor to survive, to cope, to get by until tomorrow. When one is poor, drifting into petty crime can become an option, despite its undeniable risks.” – Justice Michael B. Hyman, The […]

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

May 1st, 2022 · No Comments

“Seaports should defend themselves; the sphere of the fleet is on the open sea, its object offence rather than defence, its objective the enemy’s shipping wherever it can be found.” – Captain A. T. Mahan, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783 Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 22nd, 2022 · No Comments

“The remission of debts was peculiar to Solon; it was his great means for confirming the citizens’ liberty; for a mere law to give all men equal rights is but useless, if the poor must sacrifice those rights to their debts, and, in the very seats and sanctuaries of equality, the courts of justice, the […]

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Tags: Economics · Plutarch · Politics & Law · The Ancients

April 20th, 2022 · No Comments

“The trading temper, independent and insubordinate, is absolutely opposed to the military spirit.” – Admiral comte Pierre André de Suffren de Saint Tropez, bailli de Suffren, Letter to Charles Eugène Gabriel de La Croix de Castries, marquis de Castries, baron des États de Languedoc, comte de Charlus, baron de Castelnau et de Montjouvent, seigneur de […]

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April 16th, 2022 · No Comments

“The middle of a great and unsuccessful war is no time to begin preparations. ‘Better late than never’ is not so safe a proverb as ‘In time of peace prepare for war.’ “ – Captain A. T. Mahan, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783 Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 7th, 2022 · No Comments

“War, with its many acknowledged sufferings, is above all harmful when it cuts a nation off from others and throws it back upon itself. There may indeed be periods when such rude shocks have a bracing effect, but they are exceptional, and of short duration, and they do not invalidate the general statement.” – Captain […]

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April 6th, 2022 · No Comments

“Neither individual nations nor men can thrive when severed from natural intercourse with their kind; whatever the native vigor of constitution, it requires healthful surroundings, and freedom to draw to itself from near and from far all that is conducive to its growth and strength and general welfare. Not only must the internal organism work […]

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