Category Archives: History

Pandemic Re-Triggers the Perpetual Decline of the US

Resurrecting the Idea of the Perpetual Decline of the US? For much of the world, the decline of the United States was desired to clear the way for their own emergence. In other cases, it was schadenfreude. In yet other … Continue reading

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What Continues to Hold China Back?

A Tendency to Default Backward Historically, China was first with many technological breakthroughs, but was unable to improve upon them — or even to hold onto them as they were. China did not develop a system of independent science strong … Continue reading

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You Just Can’t Get a Good High Yield Bond Any More!

Interest rate returns for bonds and investment accounts just are not what they used to be! Below is a graph showing the historical fall in bond yields, followed by a graphic revealing the historical decline of interest rates. Fall in … Continue reading

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Do You Love Me, Little Serfer Girl?

… rich landowners were given a free reign to treat their workers as they wished. Many were cruel masters who operated in the knowledge that the peasants had little choice but to carry on in their employ, or leave and … Continue reading

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Poland Rising: Eyes Leadership Role in E. Europe

Over its long history, Poland has endured numerous changes of fortune. It has been often invaded and looted, with many of its best minds massacred by enemies wishing to destroy Poland’s ruling classes. But Poland has also — in heroic … Continue reading

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The Art of Peacefully Overthrowing Governments

Peaceful overthrow of an established government is an art, not a science. If you want to bring about a kindly revolution, you must know the nation and its people intimately, and act accordingly. When the government of Iceland was peacefully … Continue reading

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Past, Present, Future: Our Hidden Puppet Strings

We move through our present lives largely unaware of how strongly we are affected and controlled by our subconscious images of past and future. Imaginations of the future and memories of the past can affect us in the present in … Continue reading

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