Category Archives: Self-Sufficiency

Scientific American: The World Really Could Go Nuclear

So if you really care about the environment, go nuclear? Based on numbers pulled by the research team from the experience of Sweden and France and scaled up to the globe, a best-case scenario for conversion to 100 percent nuclear … Continue reading

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Around The World In 10 Minutes

Andrei Rublev — which if you haven’t seen the film, you ought to. One of the most things your humble writer faces from time to time is that there’s so much quality stuff out there: arts, culture, politics, and books. … Continue reading

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Your Three Minutes of Civilization

Courtesy of the Jesuit Reductions of Paraguay… It’s really too bad more hasn’t been written about the Jesuit Reductions: The singular nature of the Reductions has roused the interest and admiration of numerous thinkers, philosophers, historians, economists, and explorers to … Continue reading

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de Tocqueville on Democracy

20 years ago, I would have read this and assumed it could never happen in America. “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse … Continue reading

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The Man Who Planted Trees

This is a great video, but be sure to set aside your half hour on this one.  I promise… you won’t regret watching this: Pretty amazing what one person can do with some perspective and patience. Not easy for us … Continue reading

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Gary North: Avoiding Kamikaze Politics

…or better entitled, why a third-party run is a really bad idea: We need 8 years to quietly infiltrate the Republican Party’s county organizations, especially in rural counties where Democrats are dominant. Nobody wants to be a Republicans in in … Continue reading

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Atlantic: Americans Who Actually Make Things

Great piece in the Atlantic this morning on the state of American manufacturing: Of course, the United States still produces a huge amount of food, but we do it far more efficiently and with far fewer people. Similarly, America still makes a … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI and Wealth Redistribution?

So sayeth the Huffington Post, ergo it must be true… Noting a “rising sense of frustration” at the worldwide economic recession, Pope Benedict XVI said that a more just and peaceful world requires “adequate mechanisms for the redistribution of wealth.” … Continue reading

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Distributist Review: Hard Times in Farm Country

Farmers in Oklahoma are struggling to meet the drought: The news from Oklahoma is that the drought is “officially” extreme, over half the state, and getting worse everywhere else. The fact that we don’t see giant dust clouds in the … Continue reading

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