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Randall Parker on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. ErisGuy, You keep presenting a straw man of my position. This is your imagination talking with some moral posturing thrown in: You apparently envision yourself An American Caesar: What I tell the neoreactionary monarchists is that their argument to restore monarchy would have more appeal if they could come up
ErisGuy on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. I’d still like to see a list of names whom you think would make a good American Caesar. Living persons only please. "Their conspicuous consumption bred resentment and rebellion” OK, you believe sumptuary laws are good. We’ll have to disagree on that one. "they were common in the Republic” OK,
James Bowery on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. Check it out is spouting nonsense. A mutual insurance company that holds land has a contractual obligation to restrict access to the land. That's true even if the mutual insurance company is comprised of co-nationals.
Check it out on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. If, because of NAFTA, goods and services and corporations can cross international boundaries without restraint, then it does not make sense to impose such extreme restraints on the flow of people who work to make those goods and services.
Check it out on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. Treating human beings differently, simply because they were born on the opposite side of a national boundary, is inherently unethical. Such birthrights are only defensible if they serve useful and meaningful social purposes (such as inheritance rights, which encourage mothers and fathers to work and save for their children), but
James Bowery on Internal Migrations Within The United States. bob sykes writes: "It should also be noted that the increasing Mexican population in the Southwest might result in another surge of white flight. And the Midwest would be a natural destination." A harsh reality of most of the flight destinations (I've lived in two since 2000: Stevenson, WA and
Mike on If Nobody Watches CNN Or MSNBC How To Deliver Propaganda?. CNN and MSNBC stick out because they seem so over the top propagandists for the establishment, particularly MSNBC. But their low numbers hide the fact that they are all working with the same editor. Yes, MSNBC has only a tiny portion of fanatics watching (and people like me who enjoy
MC on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. George Washington would disagree with you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cato,_a_Tragedy
James Bowery on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. The Austrian School of economics isn't about libertarianism. Its about centralization and internationalization of wealth. Its the private sector aspect of interests expressed in Marxism's centralization. In both cases its about centralizing wealth that can, at the appropriate moment, be absconded with across the border to do the centralization gig
WJ on USPS Sunday Amazon Deliveries. I remembered this post after reading one of the lead articles on Google News, about how Amazon is testing deliveries via drones. It mentions how Amazon and even Fedex are considering using drones for deliveries. There is even a demonstration video. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/12/01/amazon-bezos-drone-delivery/3799021/ There are still problems, seen and unforeseen: 1)
WJ on Foreign Banks Shunning American Clients Due To IRS Regs. "The Leviathan will go to any lengths to get food for its growing ravenous appetite." I looked at the list of people renouncing their citizenship or LPR status in the last year. They mostly had foreign names, European or Asian. These were immigrants who decided to leave. They came, made
Engineer-Poet on Internal Migrations Within The United States. This bodes poorly for our Hispanic-heavy future. It's a pity that we can't subject ethnic groups to "Pottery Barn" rules: you break it, you bought it. The people who sank Detroit and Gary and Memphis and are sinking California ought to have to stay there and repair the damage, not
WJ on Internal Migrations Within The United States. Interesting that the two Hispanic-majority US jurisdictions - New Mexico and Puerto Rico - are either stagnant (in NM's case) or losing people (in PR's case). And the other state with the large Hispanic population, California, has been bleeding native-born citizens to the rest of the country for two decades
Randall Parker on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. Agreed with Lyle about the historical context. What is not appreciated today: cities and wandering tribes routinely did raids and invasions. Rome's fear of barbarians was based on experience. They (and the peoples they ruled) got raided and invaded. Look at the Helvetic tribes that Caesar went after. They were
Lyle on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. Erisguy, if you're reading the Wikipedia entry to get your info, you obviously have no historical context for Ceaser's reforms. > "he passed a law that rewarded families for having many children” > — not governing better, at least according to feminists. Rome's populace had been decimated by both civil
Randall Parker on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. ErisGuy, You are being obtuse. Moral grandstanding is not the road to insight. Luxuries: The level of inequality rose hugely in the later republic as wealthy land owners (many were conquering generals) forced out small land owners, consolidated their holdings, and imported large amounts of slave labor to work their
ErisGuy on Cato Of The Roman Republic Was A Fool. "Caesar not only overthrew the Republic but also governed better than the elected officials and Senators who he marginalized” Hmm. Did his successors? I bet any random efficient Roman Republican government beats Elagabalus, Caligula, Maximum, and Macrinus. Doesn’t say much to say that in Caesar’s brief reign he governed better
Black Death on Internal Migrations Within The United States. RP - It's hard to find solid data, but here's a study that ranks Michigan third nationwide in high tech job growth in 2010-2010 (MIchigan - 6.9%; national average - 2.6%). In the Michigan auto industry, only about half the jobs are in assembly plant production. The rest are clerical
James Bowery on America's Future: The New Feudalism . Looking at the Shimizu (not "Shimuzu" as I previously typoed), "Green Float" I find it interesting that they have actually built the tower required for the oceanic version of the solar updraft tower algae biosphere, but I didn't see any mention of solar updraft tower technology -- nor of algae
map on America's Future: The New Feudalism . I remember reading one of the Nolo Press patent books about a decade ago. The book illustrated an interesting change in the patent system that I, at the time, was unaware of. In the old days, a patent that was rejected required the return of all source materials to the
James Bowery on America's Future: The New Feudalism . Ian thanks for the Shimuzu link. I was not aware of that specific proposal but I am not surprised; there is a kind of inevitability to this general idea of relocating humanity to tropical doldrums seasteads -- particularly if the Japanese can lose their agency role to the US government
Engineer-Poet on Deluded Poor Woman Thinks 68F Is Low Thermostat Setting. Here I am in a computer room at 58°F, and I feel fine. No supplemental heat, either.
Randall Parker on Internal Migrations Within The United States. Black Death, I'd be curious to know what sorts of people are coming into Michigan. Engineers? I went digging thru a lot of web pages looking for info about engineering and software developer employment by state and region. The most interesting chart came from a BLS web page on application
Wolf-Dog on America's Future: The New Feudalism . In the future robotics will be very much a manifestation of object oriented programming, in the sense that robots will be hierarchically programmed to build other robots. (Note carefully that in this future paradigm, the term "robot" will include the mining machines, trucks, etc., that will be used to extract
Black Death on Internal Migrations Within The United States. @bob sykes - Michigan lost 74,780 net residents from 2000 to 2010. However, 2012 saw a reversal of the population decline, with a gain of 6559 (0.07%). The auto industry has condiderably downsized, and the Republican state government has been cutting taxes and attracting new industry. The new right-to-work law
bob sykes on Internal Migrations Within The United States. The only Midwestern state that is losing population is Michigan. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin are all either slowly growing or stagnant. If the shale oil/gas revolution is long-lasting, it is probable that a reindustrialization will occur, and one of the natural locations for it is the Midwest. This
Hubbard on Internal Migrations Within The United States. It sounds like you're interested in what Charles Murray called "super zips," in his Coming Apart book, but those that happen to be in red states. Offhand, I'd say the biggest group do super zips would be in Texas. Murray had a data file which might help: http://www.aei.org/book/society-and-culture/coming-apart-the-state-of-white-america-1960-2010/
YIH on If Nobody Watches CNN Or MSNBC How To Deliver Propaganda?. Not just TV news but TV in general is getting hammered. Even pay services like HBO are declining. I pretty much stopped watching TV at all about 10 years ago. Now not even the Super Bowl is not enough to get me to punch the power button on the TV
Stephen on If Nobody Watches CNN Or MSNBC How To Deliver Propaganda?. I'm not convinced that the people going to the internet aren't also subject to organised propoganda. The trick is that people tend to use a search enginge to find sites, and the search engine returns results based on an algorithm's assessment of your world view. The upshot is that you
radical centrist blogger on If Nobody Watches CNN Or MSNBC How To Deliver Propaganda?. you ought to read Somit and Peterson's books on democracy. Basically, if you extend their theses, you come up with the idea that homo sapiens evolved with the ability to communicate complex ideas among small tribes. That was their special survival trait, that and the ability to run long distances.
Matra on Foreign Banks Shunning American Clients Due To IRS Regs. Many countries do not tax their citizens who are living abroad. That's an understatement. Hardly any countries tax their citizens living abroad. American Exceptionalism?
Kudzu Bob on If Nobody Watches CNN Or MSNBC How To Deliver Propaganda?. @Krodel: Germans have a high average IQ, and yet their official propaganda induced the population of a resource-poor, medium-sized country to resist bitterly the combined might of the United States, the British Empire, and the Soviet Union for several years. That is some seriously effective propaganda.
ErisGuy on Deluded Poor Woman Thinks 68F Is Low Thermostat Setting. "Deluded Poor Woman Thinks 68F Is Low Thermostat Setting” I hope this is ironic.
Krodel on If Nobody Watches CNN Or MSNBC How To Deliver Propaganda?. As IQ drops propaganda becomes more effective, so less of it is needed.
Randall Parker on America's Future: The New Feudalism . Mercer, Regards tech giants like Apple: There aren't many tech giants like Apple. The Silicon Valley tech giants take very different approaches to patents. Apple uses them aggressively to try to slow and block competition. But the some pretty big others mostly collect patents as defensive measures against Apple, Microsoft,
jrackell on America's Future: The New Feudalism . Curtail the term of their patents. period. Two weeks of patent protection. No more begging for table scraps in the form of jobs that don't exist serving the patent overlords. Destroy the patent system. Laissez-nous faire now must mean we have the right and ability to make our own things
radical centrist blogger on If Nobody Watches CNN Or MSNBC How To Deliver Propaganda?. you are pretty friggin' smart. Really, gotta give you props. That post says a lot. A whole lot. Nothing everything, but a lot. Anyway, to your question: I think the multiculturalist/white-race-guilt propaganda is pretty well set in the minds of the young today. It's dominant, in fact. But then again,
Mercer on America's Future: The New Feudalism . " do not get why you think patents are an issue " The article was about tech giants like Apple. Apple's wealth depends on patents to limit competition. If the article referred to Walmart or Exxon patents would not be an issue. If companies moved their robot factories and headquarters
Matty on Paglia On Inability Of Women To Understand Male Thinking. Here's a recommendation for a great book on the topic. "The Manipulated Man" by Esther Vilar.
Randall Parker on Deluded Poor Woman Thinks 68F Is Low Thermostat Setting. James, What I am really curious about: Why has the new order of things elicited so little popular opposition? WJ, You can adapt. You can turn up the thermostat just long enough to take a shower. I do. You can put on more clothes. I used to have a dog