Monthly Archives: January 2012

Why We are Slaves

Plausibly only people that can produce a surplus can be taxed.  Governments can’t exist without taxation of some type.  Therefore it is reasonable to believe that governments formed because/when people became sufficiently valuable to be taxed. Video: Why people allow themselves to be slaves.

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How Great thou Government Art?

The supposition is that a society and the government that created that society are good in proportion to how they financially reward ability and effort. Societies where wealth is proportional to ability would be better than those who reward people … Continue reading

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Ode to 2011

This is a very good poetic summary of 2011.  It’s well worth listening to and watching. Ode to 2011 Household names this year were forced to exit center stage. All across North Africa, revolution was the rage. Mubarak fell in … Continue reading

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Never Underestimate the Harmful Potential of Stupid People

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. — Albert Einstein Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. Euripides There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. — Johann … Continue reading

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Next US Presidential Election: The Fallacy of too few choices.

With the next US presidential election looming in the fall, we should look to practical short term solutions rather than the long range utopian solutions. Ever hear of the fallacy of too few choices?  This fallacy is also called the … Continue reading

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