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Surveillance Keeps Power in Power

You are monitored everywhere – license plates on passing cars, cameras on roads, shopping malls, gas stations, airports. It has begun to bother me, yet my friends advise “If you’re not doing anything wrong, why do you care if you … Continue reading

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Trouble Today or Tomorrow

Thomas Paine wrote on December 23, 1776 in his first edition of “The Crisis”:

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Military Strategists and Physics Theories

Several weeks ago, I found myself in a discussion with military strategists about Schr√∂dinger’s half dead cat . Then I came across Beyerchen’s description of Clausewitz as non-linear war, first published in International Security back in 1992. This proximity of … Continue reading

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Military Sabbatical Prototype: Reserve Duty

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey has spoken publicly that perhaps the most senior 40 percent members of the armed forces should work outside the military, or even outside of government, in a sabbatical arrangement. This … Continue reading

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Loss of Private Goods

I recently had a chance to read Economics: A Very Short Introduction, by Partha Dasgupta, published in 2007. Page 52-54 is a passage teaching the definition of private goods, public non-exclusable goods, and externalities, and then applying these terms as … Continue reading

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