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Mike Street Station on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. Randall, Sovereign debt is THE wild card. Salmond threatened to not pay Scotland's fair share of it's debt, but how to split it in any case? No agreements on debt mean no EU membership and no international credit, unless it's offered by some meddler like Russia. Each little independence movement
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Kudzu Bob on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. George Kennan thought that America was too big and should be broken up into a dozen or so loosely-confederated countries. He was a man who was seldom wrong.
Randall Parker on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. Mike, I agree that the EU makes secession more likely. But does secession within the EU make the EU more or less likely? On that I'm less clear. I see secession as making sovereign debt payments harder to do. Will Catalonia accept its full share of Spain's debt and future
Wolf-Dog on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. Randall Parker said: "The wild card: If Bitcoin takes off then currency could cease to serve as a common glue keeping a nation together. " ------------------------------------------------------- Maybe Bitcoin will be unreliable (because there can be arbitrarily many similar rival competing fictitious currencies), but how about a worldwide electronic bartering system
Matra on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. Her majesty the Queen says Scotland should 'think very carefully.' That is literally all she has to say about that. England might be cut in half and the Queen of England literally has no opinion to give. Hullo #echo#? Anybody home? She has no business interfering in politics. She's said
Dan on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. Her majesty the Queen says Scotland should 'think very carefully.' That is literally all she has to say about that. England might be cut in half and the Queen of England literally has no opinion to give. Hullo #echo#? Anybody home? God save the Queen? For what? I'm not sure
Eric Patton on Marxism Lifts Up Kurdish Women In Middle East. The PPK women generally play a role in logistics, they only do line work if they're really hurting for warm bodies and choose to go. The PPK is rigidly marxist, they don't allow people to say grace or cross their legs, some even refuse to use cellphones because it's too
Mike Street Station on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. I think ironically the existence of the EU makes secession more likely, since it presents an automatic economic polity that provides trade and a currency. It's a perfect situation for such starter nations as Scotland and Catalonia.
James Bowery on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. Pritchard's brain-fart "the borders are breaking" is a product of his crimestop training. When a state ceases enforcing its borders, it violates the contract civilization makes with individual men to give up their natural right to initiate force on behalf of their own territory to the state that, in return,
Black Death on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. @amac78 - Don't think so. I checked the Institute for Statecraft website and couldn't find them. The numbers don't make sense, and I don't know where Evans-Pritchard got them. In FY 2011, the US military budget was was $664.84 billion. There were 1,369,532 active duty and 850,880 reserve personnel, which
amac78 on Suppose Scotland Secedes From UK, UK Leaves EU. In that linked (and well-worth-reading) Telegraph article, Ambrose-Pritchard writes, > While America spends $76,000 per soldier each year, EU states are down to $18,000, largely earmarked for pay and pensions, according to the Institute for Statecraft. Almost nothing is being spent on new equipment. $18,000 is 24% of $76,000. That
Captain on Marxism Lifts Up Kurdish Women In Middle East. Maintaining proper gender roles is the one thing Islamist do right.
THE SAME on Marxism Lifts Up Kurdish Women In Middle East. @"Marxism is bad." Huge claim, Randall. Care to explain why? Everything on his Kapital has become true so far. Read it and see for yourself.
Black Death on America's Diverse Allies In Iraq Against ISIS. RP - Pretty much agree on all fronts. The Turks and Saudis aren't going to do anything because ISIS is fighting to prevent the formation of a Shia crescent. They don't want ISIS to lose, plus ISIS is no real threat to them. ISIS keeps the Kurds busy so that
Randall Parker on Marxism Lifts Up Kurdish Women In Middle East. Latias, Marxism is bad. But in the Middle East it is actually a modernizing influence. Since the Marxists are unlikely to become major players in the Middle East I see a net benefit from supporting the PKK.
Latias on Marxism Lifts Up Kurdish Women In Middle East. So are being serious Randall? You really have demonstrated contempt for Marxism. I used to be a Marxist-Leninist (and I could say that we are NOT liberals nor do we have fantasies about taking power in the US), and I could say that the Afghan PDPA party was progressive and
Mike Street Station on Fun Time Machine Trips. "Caesar was trying to fix the very broken Republic. His laws for how to rule subject lands are a case in point. The huge draining of subject lands by Roman governors had to at least get cut back. That required making the governors accountable in a court. The Senate was
Lot on Fun Time Machine Trips. Caeser might have lived another 15 years and then handed off power to the same guy who won the civil war, his grand-nephew Augustus. I'm not sure how much this would changed things. All the Romans who died in the post Caesarian civil wars would likely have died instead (mostly
Randall Parker on Fun Time Machine Trips. Aud Epig, That's a cool idea. But Justinian probably wouldn't become emperor if history gets altered that much. Time travelers can go back to intervene in the lives of specific people they know about. But if they start hopping up thru history they will deal with different characters the further
Stephen on Marxism Lifts Up Kurdish Women In Middle East. The US has been busy undermining those arab states that have endeavoured to modernise.
bob sykes on Marxism Lifts Up Kurdish Women In Middle East. The communists liberated Afghani women, too, something the Taliban hated and undid.
Stanley High School on Why People Deny The Advantages Of More Money. Really good work you have shared here Thanks
Randall Parker on America's Diverse Allies In Iraq Against ISIS. Black Death, Obama wants to arm the non-ISIS Syrian rebels But I doubt he can control them if he does. Some will ally with ISIS when it suits them or just join ISIS. The Turks and Saudis aren't going to attack ISIS. I think the Kurds could push back ISIS
Audacious epigone on Fun Time Machine Trips. Go back and stop the assassination of Constantine's illegitimate (but competent) son Crispus. Avoid the internecine fighting that took place between his three succeeding sons and maybe the loss of the western half doesn't happen and instead a contiguous empire is maintained through to the reign of Justinian, who no
Dan on Peter Frost: No Single Natural Law. If people lack an innate sense of right and wrong then religion is all the more important for giving people that. The missionary-explorers that went from Europe to everywhere knew this well: They were not simply proseletizing: they were civilizing. The fact that civilizing religions have developed over the millenia
Black Death on Fun Time Machine Trips. According to Karl Marx: Marx put forward a theory of history, or a principle which he thought explained the dynamic of history. The basic element in this is the Hegelian idea of a "dialectical progression" whereby a) an original situation or idea or "thesis" exists, b) an "antithesis" develops in
Black Death on America's Diverse Allies In Iraq Against ISIS. Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune, here are some nice pictures of the Kurdish women warriors. ISIS has its own female warriors. What a mess. The Turks hate the Assad government in Syria and have been allowing ISIS fighters to enter across the Turkey-Syria border. Also, the Turks are concerned about
Mike Street Station on Fun Time Machine Trips. I think by the time you get to Julius Caesar, it's probably too late to extend the life of Rome. The empire stage was the beginning of the end of the rule by tyrants and abandonment for what the Romans thought of as Roman virtue and the rule of law.
pseudoerasmus on Fun Time Machine Trips. Baptism by Blood Cotton
DreamMachine on Fun Time Machine Trips. 9/11/2001 - Kill off the hijackers and prevent 9/11. That possibly changes the 2008 election, maybe Obama wait to run in 2016 instead. The extra $4 trillion from not going to war, may have just made the Great Recession a bad year. Somehow convince 15th century China to continue exploring
pseudoerasmus on Fun Time Machine Trips. I have a follow-up to the blogpost that Randall Parker kindly featured above. Part 2 is a direct critique of the book that the Economist magazine reviewed and retracted. It's much more involved and, I admit, rather dull : http://pseudoerasmus.com/2014/09/12/baptism-by-blood-cotton/
Jim on Fun Time Machine Trips. I should have said "Tainter" not "Taintor". Sorry.
CamelCaseRob on Fun Time Machine Trips. Dirty Dog - it's "Varus" not "Virus".
Jim on Fun Time Machine Trips. Dirty Dog - According to Joseph Taintor - "The Collapse of Complex Cultures" the Romans could easily have conquered Germany despite their loss at Teutoberg Forest if they had wanted to. But there wasn't enough loot in Germany to pay for a conquest. Rome had not needed to raise taxes
Dirty Dog on Fun Time Machine Trips. Probably the most profound one you could would be to avert the defeat of Virus by Arminius in the Teutoberg Forest in the early first century AD. How world history would have unwound if Germany, right up to the Elbe and possibly beyond was fully Romanized, never ceases to fascinate.
Seth W on Peter Frost: No Single Natural Law. @Games That's right. It is not biophilic, although it is not as pathological as number 4 or 5. Remember, nobody can be fully necrophilic.
Games on Peter Frost: No Single Natural Law. @Seth W #3 according to your classification seems to have game theory implications. The implied threat of being murdered by the family / state of a man you killed is an effective way to deter certain types of violence, yet you classify it as not biophilic
Mirco Romanato on Peter Frost: No Single Natural Law. The universe have no moral structure, and morality could be different between populations, depending on genetics and natural selection and evolution. But actions have logical consequences. If people is driven by shame, they will behave differently in different situations than people driven by guilt. People driven by guilt is not