sábado, 21 de outubro de 2017

Os ricos na história

The One Percent across Two Centuries: A Replication of Thomas Piketty's Data on the Concentration of Wealth in the United States
- Volume 41 Issue 4 - Richard Sutch

sexta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2017

Revolução 'russa'

século XX...
Dear Reader... Gray318 This month marks the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, which fundamentally shaped and continu...

A próxima revolução libertária vai ser em América Latina

However difficult the situation in Latin America may be, Agostina is not on the brink…

A queda de Roma

"Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome’s power―a story of nature’s triumph over human ambition.
"Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided no...t just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes readers from Rome’s pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a “little ice age” and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague.
"A poignant reflection on humanity’s intimate relationship with the environment, The Fate of Rome provides a sweeping account of how one of history’s greatest civilizations encountered and endured, yet ultimately succumbed to the cumulative burden of nature’s violence. The example of Rome is a timely reminder that climate change and germ evolution have shaped the world we inhabit―in ways that are surprising and profound."
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A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman EmpireHere is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential…

Pare de tomar banha

"At first, I was an oily, smelly beast. The odor of bodies is the product of bacteria that live on our skin and feed off of the oily secretions from the sweat and sebaceous glands at the base of our hair follicles. Applying detergents (soaps) to our skin and hair every day disrupts a sort of balance between skin oils and the bacteria that live on our skin. When you shower aggressively, you obliterate the ecosystems. They repopulate quickly, but the species are out of balance ...and tend to favor the kinds of microbes that produce odor.
"But after a while, the idea goes, your ecosystem reaches a steady state, and you stop smelling bad. I mean, you don’t smell like rosewater or Axe Body Spray, but you don’t smell like B.O., either. You just smell like a person.
"Because, evolutionarily, why would we be so disgusting that we need constant cleaning? And constant moisturizing and/or de-oiling? If we do more to allow our oil glands and bacteria to equilibrate, the theory goes, skin should stop fluctuating between oily and dry.
"In our video series If Our Bodies Could Talk, we’ve been exploring the microbiome in a three-episode series. The final segment is out today, embedded below. In it, I talk with microbiologist Martin Blaser about the consequences of cleaning our bodies as avidly as many people do. I also talk with a scientist at a biotech company called AOBiome that is selling live bacteria for people to spray on their skin in attempt to create a more Earthy ecosystem."
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We spend two full years of our lives washing ourselves. How much of that time (and money and water) is a waste?

Ciclos do socialismo

A cada dia, mais pessoas comuns se dão conta de que o socialismo é um conjunto de péssimas ideias que geram terríveis resultados. Sempre. O que ainda falta…

Hoppe sobre democracia

Investir em crianças

Países que não investem na infância têm índices de criminalidade elevados, maiores taxas de evasão escolar e gravidez na adolescência e níveis menores de…

Explicando Hayek

To reflect on the significance of Hayek’s Nobel Prize and…

Economia comportamental

Last week, Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in economic sciences for his pioneering work in the field of behavioral economics. His research applies insights…

quinta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2017

Teorema de Coase


Comprovando que o crime compensa e, mais do que isso, é estimulado, a informação de que cerca de 85% das barragens do país não contam com…


A ignorância sobre as ignomínias do comunismo manifesta-se claramente quando observamos as milhares de bandeiras vermelhas, ornadas com a foice e o martelo, tremulando orgulhosamente em manifestações públicas mundo afora. Será que os ingênuos porta-estandartes permaneceriam empunhando essas bandeiras se soubessem o que elas representam para aqueles que foram escravizados e mortos pelos regimes marxistas?
Karl Max, pai de uma ideologia em ...cujo âmago está a legitimação do crime e da barbárie, que vaticinou a suprema tolice segundo a qual, ao se alterar o regime de propriedade (a estrutura), se modificariam a mentalidade social e as instituições (a superestrutura), dando lugar à aparição de um novo homem, uma virtuosa e solidária criatura que construiria o paraíso sobre a terra.
Esse novo éden, no entanto, jamais se materializou, malgrado os esforços de uma penca de desmiolados, desde Lênin até Castro. Ao contrário do previsto, a utopia sempre cedeu lugar à tirania.
A repressão em campos de concentração ou em cárceres diversos, os processos sumários e fraudulentos, os expurgos assassinos, as ondas de fome provocadas por programas estupidamente planejados e pavorosamente executados acompanharam todos os regimes socialistas, sem exceção, ao longo da história.

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Dias atrás, um “amigo” no Facebook postou um vídeo comemorativo dos 100 anos da Revolução Bolchevique, de outubro de 1917, que estabeleceu o comunismo na…

Lembrando a revolução russa

...when we are reproached with cruelty, we wonder how people can forget the most elementary Marxism.
---- Lenin
"How long will you keep killing people?" asked Lady Astor of Stalin in 1931.
Replied Stalin, "the process would continue as long as was necessary" to establish a communist society.

Perigo ou beneficio?

Amazon.com determines how people shop, Google how they acquire knowledge, Facebook how they communicate, what next?
American tech companies positioned themselves as entities that brought positive change by connecting people and spreading information. Perceptions are shifting.

Uso de energia

100 anos revolução russa

"Most Western historians believe that Stalin’s terror took place against political opponents. But the great purges were really an assault on the ordinary people. More than half of all executions took place in rural areas. The liquidation of independent farmers sent 10 million (including three million children) to Siberia, where most of them died. In the Ukraine alone Stalin starved to death more than seven million peasants. By the spring of 1933, an estimated 25,000 persons died every day in the Ukraine, one-third of them children. Bloodthirsty socialist leaders ended up deporting sick and crippled people, single mothers, and their children, who were no threat to the government. Authorities had a different agenda, including clearing out people they might have to heal and feed.The number of people murdered by their socialist leaders last century amounts to 262,000,000, according to famous American demographer Rudy Rummel. Socialism became the most deadly disease of our time. Why is this not common knowledge?"
- Yuri Maltsev

terça-feira, 17 de outubro de 2017

Collective preferences

Gordon Tullock and Peter Bernholz: Collective Preferences and Democracy - YouTube
Gordon Tullock is an economist and professor emeritus of Law and Economics at George Mason University, and is best known for his work on public choice theory...

Conferência Ancap

Dias 27 e 28 de Janeiro iremos organizar, em São Paulo, a primeira conferência anarcocapitalista do país!
Liberdade é pouco, o que eu quero ainda não tem nome.
Anarcocapitalistas organizam primeira ‘Conferência Ancap’ do país em janeiro Evento surge em meio a queixas de que os principais movimentos do país…

Ideias falsas

Revolução russa

Carlos Alberto Montaner describe en qué se inspiró y en qué derivó la revolución bolchevique de Rusia que este año cumple su primer centenario.

Franciso Pizarro

7 Reasons the Conquistadors Beat the Incas
Francisco Pizarro’s conquest of the Incan empire is one of the most extraordinary achievements in military history. In the space of a single day in 1532, l



Hiperinflação legislativa

O Brasil já editou e publicou, desde a Constituição de 1988, mais de 5,4 milhões textos normativos. São…

Hanibal e Roma

4 Reasons Hannibal Couldn’t Win the War for Carthage
Hannibal Barca inflicted one of the worst defeats ever suffered by the Roman army at the battle of Cannae. Nearly 70,000 men were killed in the heart of It

A morte da música

Starving artists have been affected by more than just piracy and streaming royalties

Discover ways to make money from your original songs when music has become free from streaming services…
Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, published on…

Lembrando a revolução russa

The victims of the Soviet regime and the other tyrannies it spawned in the 20th…