Category Archives: International

Pathways to power survey for administration to those who interrupt public conferences and other meetings with continuous blackmail hunting by use of triggers and observing responses

1) Do you think blackmail or similar forms of coercion are acceptable means of suppressing competition or scaring away those who are not willing to participate in blackmail? 2) Would a 360 camera in every pair of underwear be an acceptable … Continue reading

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When the logic of “periodically kick the bums out” is not enough

If there are major problems and the party in power has not only not solved those problems, but is unable to even acknowledge the existence of those problems, then many people will be inclined to go beyond blaming the party … Continue reading

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One way that neurotech can be dumb: “Any maybe leaders”, profiling relating to a policy position, and 20-year advance foreign suppression in an open country

The situation: A foreign group calculates a potential loss in the 20-year timeframe if Domestic Policy A becomes supported in government. 10,000 “maybe leaders” under the age of 25 have their social media accounts hacked for the purpose of finding … Continue reading

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The value of a leadership with independent authorities that goes deeper than Mr T

In response to the potential that Trump will basically not make use of diplomatic apparatus, which tends to be much cheaper than bombs in both the short run and long run in most matters of foreign affairs, key figures in … Continue reading

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Some Indians seem to have been persuaded to buy this line

(Among the extremely diverse traditions of the soon-to-be-most-populous nation on the planet) There were some fertility cults in India back in the day (perhaps including of the type that would dance around ceremoniously and then have a group orgy), and … Continue reading

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Any back any stab blackmail culture of 2017

In 2017, people do not want to give their name to a stranger. In 2017, people do not want to tell a stranger even which part of town they live in until relatively assured that you are not an adherent … Continue reading

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What does “responsible, no-nonsense journalism; coverage that can’t be bullied” mean?

What does it mean when NPR (public radio in the US) is promoting itself with statements like “responsible, no-nonsense journalism; coverage that can’t be bullied”?  

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Choice of comparator scenarios in policy analysis

Choice of comparisons of anti-poverty approaches (or many policy analyses) are driven by the list of the top most politically probable. For example, you don’t compare 9, 10 and 11% options in modelling the effects of a shock or government … Continue reading

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Belgium conquered Congo and not the other way around because grains are amenable to taxation and cassava is not

Via marginalrevolution.com, a book coming out in August explains how grains, as easily visible while growing, storable, and suitable for allocating rations, were amenable to taxation and hence the building and maintaining of larger political entities. The book is called Against … Continue reading

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Consistency between international humanitarian law and Islamic jurisprudence

The Red Cross hosts an interesting article on the subject. Here is a summarizing excerpt: …classical Muslim jurists have succeeded in providing an impressive legal literature that humanizes armed conflicts. They also showed a great deal of concern for non-combatants … Continue reading

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