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+ A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always…

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Whoa There.

Mychal Massey celebrates the politician-esque ways of The One, noting the qualities that make a “leader” in modern America: Mr. Nixon and Clinton lied to save their backsides. Although, I would argue there are no plausible explanations for doing what they did, I could entertain arguments pursuant to understanding their rationales for lying. But in…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – September Edition

GO! Thesis: there is no good argument for democracy; it is all faith. “Fascist” is a pretty common political insult in modern times. But it seems we do have our own Hitler-isms that fewer and fewer people are ashamed of any more. For example: He suspended the gold standard, embarked on huge public works programs…

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Why Democracy [& Therefore Western Civ] Failed

Via a book review by Steven Pinker: In experiments beginning in the late 1960s, the psychologist Walter Mischel tormented preschoolers with the agonizing choice of one marshmallow now or two marshmallows 15 minutes from now. When he followed up decades later, he found that the 4-year-olds who waited for two marshmallows turned into adults who…

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