The Scut Farkas Theory of the State

Written by Gary North on July 21, 2014

Cain and Able

In the history of Western philosophy and social theory, no really silly idea has been more successful than the theory of the social contract. It is in fact not a theory of the social contract. It is a theory of the political contract. It is the idea, promoted by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques […]

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Video: Forced Sterilization: 1929-1974

Written by Gary North on July 21, 2014

The monstrous euegenics movement, based on the idea of Charles Darwin’s cousin Francis Galton, was dominant in intellectually circles in the United States from 1900 to World War II, and it survived legally until the mid–1970s. The United States passed the first forced sterilization laws before World War I. The Supreme Court case, Buck v. […]

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From Decadence to Dawn

Posted on July 18, 2014

Decadence

From The Bionic Mosquito. A lesson from our past; a possibility for our future… I am reading for a second time the book by Jacques Barzun, “From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present, 500 years of Western Cultural Life.” I am scarcely qualified to describe the depth and breadth of this volume – some […]

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New FED Chair => Recession

Written by Robert Murphy on July 18, 2014

Recession

As I make clear in my recent interview with Tom Woods, I think that Bernanke painted himself (and the US economy) into a corner, then handed the paintbrush over to Janet Yellen. In case I sound “paranoid,” let’s review our history: ==> Paul Volcker took over as Chair of the Fed in August 1979. A […]

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Public Goes Ballistic Over the Porous Mexican Border

Written by Gary North on July 17, 2014

mexican-border-fence

A recent Gallup poll reveals that two issues are neck and neck as the issues of greatest concern in the USA: (1)  illegal aliens; (2) dissatisfaction with the federal government. Gallup dutifully refuses to call them illegal aliens. One does not use such crude, accurate language. No, no, no; these are “undocumented immigrants.” In early […]

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IRS Hard Disk Crashes: What Are the Odds?

Posted on July 17, 2014

This has gone viral. The odds of winning the Florida lottery are 1 in 22,957,480. The odds of winning the Powerball are 1 in 175,223,510. The odds of winning Mega Millions are 1 in 258,890,850. The odds of a disk drive failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two […]

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