“Why the ‘Unexpected’ Keeps Happening”
Good piece. Especially nice is this reminder of one of Robert Heinlein’s great quotes:
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded – here and there, now and then – are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as “bad luck.”
Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.
Return Of The Infidel: Last Thursday I posted some of the kookier comments from the Osama Bin Laden wannabes at
RWN returns on Monday. Until then, enjoy the links below, consider this an open thread, and have a great week-end!
I’ve got a huge roundup (with video): “Now it turns out the Muslim Brotherhood debate is becoming one of the