HL Mencken on the meaning of a conscience

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.  - H. L. Mencken

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Happy Birthday Marie Curie!

On the evils of capitalism

James Tobin on limiting the domain of inequality

 

Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware they have just been liberated, April 1945

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25 years later Berlin recreates the Wall with 8000 glowing balloons

The Recrudescence of Puritanism, by Bertrand Russell

The Ludwig von Mises Centre

Bertrand Russell

The Recrudescence of Puritanism

(1928)

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If somebody wondered where the “religion” of political correctness comes from or the persistent tendency of the Anglo-Saxons in favour of “good” causes, he/she has only to read this short essay. We find also an answer for the existence of victimless crime. It has all to do with the moral indignation of the bigoted that upholds his set of customs as the ethical standard that everybody must conform to, otherwise punishment is advocated, previously by way of Church excommunication and currently through State condemnation. But, as Bertrand Russell remarks, “moral indignation is one of the most harmful forces in the modern world, the more so as it can always be diverted to sinister uses by those who control propaganda.”

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The futility of carbon reduction?

Climate Etc.

by Tony Brown (tonyb)

This article assesses the impact of UK’s proposed climate change legislation.

“To achieve the target of an 80% reduction in (UK) carbon emissions by 2050 virtually all our electricity will need to come from clean sources.” – Gordon Brown, 2007

 “(UK) Families will have to get used to only using power when it is available”-Steve Holliday, Chief Executive of National Grid- Sunday Times of 22 May 2011

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Peter Klein on Piketty, Inequality, and Capital Theory

Human Action and God

Here’s Peter Klein on Thomas Piketty and Austrian capital theory:

This is one of the reasons I find Klein – and the Austrian school in general – so interesting; they focus on discovering exact laws rather than millions of mathematical relationships (this is coming from someone who’s taken four calculus classes). understanding the entrepreneurial drive of the market economy. Here is a great lecture displaying Klein’s intellect, as well as exploring the details of Austrian capital theory:

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