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War is a Racket
War is a Racket By General Smedley D. Butler That war is a racket has been told us by many, but rarely by one of this stature.
cyclesOfHumanHistory  corruptedMilitary  plutocracy 
december 2016 by joeybaker
How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red’
To answer that question, Mr. Mounk teamed up with Roberto Stefan Foa, a political scientist at the University of Melbourne in Australia. They have since gathered and crunched data on the strength of
generationGap  globalUnrest  cyclesOfHumanHistory  authoritarianism 
december 2016 by joeybaker
Our Favorite Cliche - A World Filled With Idiots
... or Why Film and Fiction Routinely Depict Society and its Citizens as Fools By David Brin, Ph.D. It can be hard to notice things you take for granted
informationWar  cyclesOfHumanHistory 
november 2016 by joeybaker
Shirtless Trump Saves Drowning Kitten
Is anyone surprised that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't feel responsible? One of the luxuries of power in Silicon Valley is the luxury to deny that your power exists. It wasn't you, it was the algorithm.
governmentIncompetence  fourthEstate  governmentLies  casteingTheLowerClass  endOfTheGOP  notSiliconValley  corporateIndemnity  endOfTheDNC  cyclesOfHumanHistory  popularism 
november 2016 by joeybaker
It's Charisma, Stupid
November 2004, corrected June 2006Occam's razor says we should prefer the simpler of two explanations. I begin by reminding readers of this principle because I'm about to propose a theory that will
cyclesOfHumanHistory 
november 2016 by joeybaker
Why the Industrial Revolution didn’t happen in China
(Washington Post illustration; iStockphoto) To economic historians like Joel Mokyr, there's nothing inevitable about the incredible wealth and health of the modern world. But for a spark in a little
cyclesOfHumanHistory 
october 2016 by joeybaker
We May Never Truly Fathom Other Cultures - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
A Mexica ceremonial mask made from a human skull | The British Museum If they
cyclesOfHumanHistory 
october 2016 by joeybaker
Humans: Unusually Murderous Mammals, Typically Murderous Primates
A new study looks at rates of lethal violence across a thousand species to better understand the evolutionary origins of humanity
cyclesOfHumanHistory 
october 2016 by joeybaker
Trump May Bring A Republican Recalibration, Not A Realignment
Amid the strange twists and turns of the 2016 presidential election, historically-minded observers keep coming back to a big question: Will this year produce a party realignment? As The Economist
cyclesOfHumanHistory 
september 2016 by joeybaker
Peter Diamandis
When I published Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think in February 2012, I included about 80 charts in the back of the book showing very strong evidence that the world is getting
cyclesOfHumanHistory 
august 2016 by joeybaker
Colombia’s Milestone in World Peace
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cyclesOfHumanHistory  win  globalUnrest 
august 2016 by joeybaker
Why the High Cost of Big City Living is Bad for Everyone - The New Yorker
In 1948, a federal housing bureaucrat named Paul Oppermann, trying to come to terms with the perils of the nuclear age, proposed a solution to the problem of protecting America
cyclesOfHumanHistory 
august 2016 by joeybaker
We’re in a Low-Growth World. How Did We Get Here?
The underlying reality of low growth will haunt whoever wins the White House in November, as well as leaders in Europe and Japan. An entire way of thinking about the future
cyclesOfHumanHistory  economics  globalUnrest 
august 2016 by joeybaker
“If He Beats You, It Means He Loves You”
Every year, tens of thousands of Russian women and children suffer every possible kind of familial abuse
cyclesOfHumanHistory  governmentLies 
august 2016 by joeybaker
Why Growth Will Fall
by Robert J. Gordon Princeton University Press, 762 pp., $39.95 Mus
cyclesOfHumanHistory  economics 
august 2016 by joeybaker
How Altruism Might Have Evolved
I spend a lot of time in my book Liars and Outliers on cooperating versus defecting. Cooperating is good for the group at the expense of the individual. Defecting is good for the individual at the
cyclesOfHumanHistory 
july 2016 by joeybaker
Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy
DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in
cyclesOfHumanHistory  endOfTheGOP 
july 2016 by joeybaker
Comparison of British, American and French systems of justice - ECPM - Département de langues
Topics Civil vs common law Precedent Although criminals are treated more or less the same in all three countries, and in most cases can expect a similar punishment, their systems of justice are based
cyclesOfHumanHistory 
may 2016 by joeybaker
America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny - NYMag
And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny. As this dystopian election campaign has unfolded, my mind keeps being tugged by a passage in Plato
globalUnrest  fourthEstate  globalization  oligarchy  fearmongering  cyclesOfHumanHistory  plutocracy  governmentIncompetence 
may 2016 by joeybaker
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