The National Association of Realtors reported last Tuesday that sales of previously owned homes rose 2. Compared to a year earlier, homes resales jumped 5. In the South, existing home sales rose 2. Growth in purchases also outpaced the nation in the Midwest, rising 2.
Footnotes Intro duction In Julyafter great trepidation, I finally decided to revise this essay. When I wrote the first draft of this essay init was a harrowing ordeal and the process inspired me to quit drinking, which I accomplished the next year.
This essay will not be an enjoyable read, particularly for Americans. They are the only great ape to form ranked hunting parties and engage in warfarewith the goal of eliminating a neighboring band. Genocide is not a purely human invention.
Although preliterate human warfare has seemed ineffectual and ritualistic to modern observers, its death rate as a proportion of the population is about 20 times greater than warfare between industrialized nations in the 20th century.
In the preliterate Maring culture in the mountains of New Guinea, they have had a religious cycle of warfare for probably thousands of years. Then they have a ritualistic war that brings both the human and pig populations back to "sustainable" levels. Then their societies are peaceful for another decade or so, when the carrying capacity is again reached and they renew the warfare cycle.
Buckminster Fuller noted that economic scarcity has always been the motivation of all soldiersand Hermann Goering observed that the method to mobilize the men in any nation for warfare was to make them believe that their nation was under attack.
As humanity expanded across the planet from Africa and drove all other human species and most megafauna to extinction, it was a peaceful expansion, as simply moving to the next uninhabited valley was a "cheap" way to resolve the conflict.
In short, warfare is organized murder, although heavy layers of ideology, deception, and other tricks have tried to transform violence and murder into noble deeds.
The weaponry used to become super-predators had a dual purpose for preying upon fellow humans. Soldiers are nearly always young men whose hormones override their brains and hearts, and societies manipulate their vulnerable condition to turn them into murderers on behalf of their society.
Probably no war in world history was really fought for the publicly stated reasons, unless somebody was honest enough to state that it was simply murder on behalf of economics. People seem to need justifications for violence, so all military-oriented societies have huge cultural engines that labor to create superficial justifications.
This essay was designed to: However, many Jewish scholars have also abused the Jewish Holocaust by arguing for its historical exclusivity, while denying comparable and larger holocaustsand have turned the Jewish Holocaust into a lucrative industry.
The facts lend themselves to a more dubious interpretation. He was not so much an aberration of the Western mind, but its epitome.
The subsequent Cold War was only because there was a hitch to Western Europe and its political descendants owning the entire planet; World War II was a huge financial windfall for numerous industrialists, and those same interests largely hold the world captive today, while hiding behind the American flag.
The Normandy invasion was more of a sideshow and an American attempt to limit Soviet influence in Europe. This essay will deal with some of those issues, but not nearly in the breadth and depth that they deserve, because I do not have enough time, energy, and money to do so.
Quite a few works have echoed my themes.Mr. Michael Pento serves as the President and founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies. He is a well-established specialist in the Austrian School of economics and a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, FOX Business News and other national media outlets.
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The loss to society by tax evasion and corporate crime by some of the wealthiest multinational companies and individuals is enormous. This page explores issues such as tax avoidance, tax shelters, transfer pricing, corporate welfare, and more. A Guest post by: Dr. Minqi Li, Professor Department of Economics, University of Utah E-mail: [email protected] This Annual Report evaluates the future development of world energy supply and its impact on the global economy as well as climate change.