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‘Russia’s Politicized Science Revival’

January 23, 2018

“During the late 1940s and 1950s, a pseudo-scientific concept based on Marxist-Leninist ideology became internationally known as ‘Lysenkoism’. Lysenkoism was a neo-Lamarckian idea, claiming that in crop plants, such as wheat, environmental influences are heritable via all cells of the organism.

Lysenkoism was applied to agriculture during the Stalin era with disastrous consequences. Despite the triumphs of modern genetics, and the disproval of Lysenkoism, recent years have seen a ‘re-thinking’ of this doctrine in Russia. (more…)

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‘Venezuela: The Fruits of Socialism – Update’

March 22, 2017

“Facing a bread shortage that is spawning massive lines and souring the national mood, the Venezuelan government is responding this week by detaining bakers and seizing establishments.

“In a press release, the National Superintendent for the Defense of ‘Socioeconomic Rights’ {!?!} said it had charged four people and temporarily seized two bakeries, as the socialist administration accused bakers of being part of a broad “economic war” aimed at destabilizing the country.
{Of course. The Bolsheviks used the same excuse in 1918…} (more…)

‘Champagne Socialism Pays Off’

August 20, 2016

‘Champagne socialism pays off as Sanders buy a third home’

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“As his campaign for President gathered steam, Sen. Bernie Sanders went on ‘CNBC’ and challenged the business news network’s audience.

“You can’t just continue growth for the sake of growth in a world in which we are struggling with climate change and all kinds of environmental problems. All right?” he said. “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country. I don’t think the media appreciates the kind of stress that ordinary Americans are working on.”

“What a surprise, then, to learn last week that the Bern and his wife, Jane, have determined that what they need is a third piece of residential real estate. (more…)

‘Communism’s Revenge?’

August 1, 2016

‘The Communist Past of the Woman Drowning Europe in Muslim ‘Refugees’

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“Angela Merkel played a far greater role in the brutal Communist East German dictatorship than was ever imagined. That’s the conclusion of a biography…by historian Ralf Georg Reuth titled “The First Life of Angela M.”

“According to research by Reuth, Merkel was a professional cadre in the Communist Party of East Germany, where she worked for the ‘Academy Of Science’ and held a leadership position in charge of of the mobilization and propaganda of the ‘Communist Youth League’ between 1981 and 1989, when – to her horror – the Berlin Wall came down. (more…)

‘Undoing The Damage’

July 18, 2016

‘Shock Therapy’ Brought Countries Back to Life after Communism’

Damaged Dzerjinsky Statue – Moscow, Russia

Damaged Dzerjinsky Statue – Moscow, Russia

“Earlier this week, I published, together with two co-authors that included the former deputy minister of finance of Ukraine Oleh Havrylyshyn, a paper on economic reforms in ex-communist countries since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/25-years-reforms-ex-communist-countries-fast-extensive-reforms-led

“As we explain, the transition from socialism to capitalism divided those who advocated in favor rapid economic reforms, from those who advocated in favor of a more gradual approach.

“Empirical evidence derived from 25 years of reforms, and their economic and political outcomes, enabled us to test the validity of those two approaches. As we show, early, rapid and extensive reformers by far outperformed gradual reformers on economic measures, such as GDP per capita, on social measures, such as the ‘United Nations Human Development Index’, and on institutional measures, such as democracy and the rule of law. (more…)

‘Venezuela: The Fruits of Socialism’

June 24, 2016

“We like to think that progress is irreversible. We look at our roads and supermarkets and hospitals and while we know that everything could be better, we rarely worry it will all collapse. Unhappily, right now Venezuela is proving that all of this can suddenly disappear, and it’s frightening.

“The country is falling apart, rapidly and completely. By many measure, it is one of the most blessed nations in the Americas. It has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, almost twice Canada’s. It has rich agricultural land, incredible biodiversity and huge amounts of mineral wealth.

“And yet, its people are now starving; its infrastructure is in tatters; law and order have broken down. And strangely, Canada doesn’t appear to care.

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‘Ugliness In Mexico’

June 20, 2016

‘Mexican teachers have heads forcibly shaved for not striking’

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Photo-EPA

“A dissident faction of Mexico’s teachers’ union {the CNTE} is under fire for publicly humiliating teachers and administrators who defied its strike.

“Several school workers were seized in the southern town of Comitan on Tuesday. They were marched barefoot through town with signs hanging around their necks saying they were

“traitors to the country.”

“The hair was forcibly cut off several of them as a crowd watched.

(more…)


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