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Down Under Finds Itself On Top

December 15th, 2011 No Comments

Full employment was a Soviet ideal. Full aspiration is what Australia offers. Hope is any nation’s most valuable resource. America had it for a full century. But the world has now turned upside down and Down Under finds itself on top.

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Summer’s Discontent Tempered Here

August 19th, 2011 1 Comment

Less egalitarian societies tend to be more innovative. The rich innovate for status. (“Automatic sprinklers!”) The poor innovate for survival. (“Dung-fired stoves!”) Inequality will produce societal wealth more quickly than equality, barring an implosion of insurrection. Witness the Cold War.

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