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Le 1er décembre 2005
Donald Luskin
The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid
Our friend in Switzerland, Olivier Mermod, compiles a page of intriguing daily quotations on the web. Check it out.
For example, consider today's demonization of capitalists in light of this one from Whitehead:
"A great society is a society in which its men of business think greatly of their functions".
- Alfred North Whitehead -
Le 22 novembre 2005
Donald Luskin
The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid
What a wonderful web page! When I restart my blog next week after the holidays I will link to it!
Le 16 novembre 2005
Bruno Giussani
Trouvé tes articles ... celui sur les élections iraquiennes peut suggérer que tu aimerais suivre les citations de Milorad ...
j'aime particulierement celle-ci:
"Some day Jinghis Khan will return with the telegraph ..."
Le 18 octobre 2005
Fred Goodman
The de Toqueville quote was:
"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."

It is referenced here:

However, the one I remembered comes from another source:

Sir Alex Fraser Tytler (1742-1813). Scottish jurist and historian, he was widely known in his time and was professor of Universal History at Edinburgh University in the late 18th century.

The quotation is from the 1801 collection of his lectures.

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.
From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:

1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to selfishness;
6. from selfishness to complacency;
7. from complacency to apathy;
8. from apathy to dependency;
9. from dependency back again to bondage.”

It appears that de Tocqueville was influenced by him.

I figure America is between 7 and 8.


24 septembre 2005
Olivier Mermod,
Introduction for MBA 70 colleague Woody Howse
The content of the booklet is most impressive.
The quality and level of the quotes it contains shows the depth of Milorad's culture.
The content of the quotes centers most on Milorad's passion for righteous government with the wisdom about human nature necessary to achieve it.

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