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I know of no country where there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy In America.

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The most sacred of the duties of a government is to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.

Thomas Jefferson.

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I’m not going to be happy until everyone is in the top 1%

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When the law contradicts what most people regard as moral and proper, they will break the law whether the law is enacted in the name of a noble ideal such as equality or in the naked interest of one group at the expense of another.

Milton Friedman, Free to Choose.

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The (il)logic of political rhetoric

President Obama’s speech on Friday has caused a stir. In a way similar to Elizabeth Warren’s provocative speech, Obama announced that no man is an island. And, similar to the criticism of Warren’s remarks, the president’s words have been considered … Continue reading

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Our attachment to no nation on earth should supplant our attachment to liberty.

Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1776.

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Why cavemen don’t live past 30

Touché, Alex Gregory of The New Yorker.

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Juggernaut cometh

Jurist Richard Posner sums things up pretty well: (Becker-Posner) The institutional structure of the United States is under stress. We might be in dangerous economic straits if the dollar were not the principal international reserve currency and the eurozone in … Continue reading

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Author interview with Jeff Cunningham of Directorship Magazine

This spring, the author of Juggernaut was interviewed by one of the leading figures in high-level business communications today, Jeff Cunningham, founder and editor of Directorship Magazine. The introduction from the interview: The closing of the frontier in the 1890s … Continue reading

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

On this day in 1775, Patrick Henry is said to have proclaimed “Give me liberty, or give me death!” while delivering an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention calling for independence from Britain. The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Give … Continue reading

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Politics, History, Future, and Man to wit

From Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary: Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. History, n. an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by … Continue reading

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I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.

Étienne de La Boétie. Reminds one of the solutions put forth in the book.

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Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

Lord Acton.

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Two questions from the early 20th century

From Max Weber’s essay, Parliament and Government in Germany under a New Political Order, published as a series of articles in the ‘Frankfurter Zeitung’ in 1917 as a critique of officialdom and the party system (though utterly relevant today): (1) … Continue reading

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Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.

Robert Jarvik, American scientist, researcher and entrepreneur known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart.

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The first step to reform

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Lex, rex

In the law there is rule.

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The Juggernaut in a nutshell

Before talking about economics, I want to say something about democracy. In July, I was in Spain, talking to the “indignados” there, the protesters. There, I could use a bullhorn. I didn’t have to go through this echo chamber. I … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street demands are vaguely familiar

The protestors on Wall Street known as ‘Occupy Wall Street’ have recently been identified by a list of demands evidently posted by one of their followers. Though there are no official demands by the group, the list does serve to … Continue reading

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