quarta-feira, 29 de junho de 2016

Filosofia da liberdade


Free Ebooks: These Five Freedom Philosophers Will Liberate Your Mind

Dan Sanchez
Dan Sanchez
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
We at FEE are happy to present the Essential series, five free ebooks collecting the key works of five great freedom philosophers: Leonard Read, Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, F.A. Hayek, and Frédéric Bastiat. In each of these compact anthologies, you will find a powerful case for liberty.

O mundo é melho que você pense

When I published Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think in February 2012, I included about 80 charts in the back of the book... read more

sábado, 25 de junho de 2016


"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."
(Lin Yutang)

terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2016


D-Day GIs 'raped and killed their French allies while US army generals turned a blind eye'

FROM The Longest Day to Saving Private Ryan, the D-Day landings cornered the market in cinematic heroics with "might and right" rolling the Nazis back to Berlin.

In true life, Europe was indeed saved by a tidal wave of courage and bravery that ensured freedom for generations but part of the horrific aftermath has remained buried by a mountain of sugar-coated Hollywood scripts. 
The all-conquering GI was soon viewed with suspicion in France after US forces were accused of thousands of rapes, intimidation and having sex in daylight in parks, cemeteries and among the rubble of destroyed houses.
Controversial new research has revealed that the Normandy invasion of the Second World War was a supercharged erotic adventure for some who, after fighting their way off the murderous beaches, expected to find free love from a grateful public.
As they trained for the military operation in the UK, the GIs were motivated by lurid stories of how French women had few morals and would be swift to show their appreciation. The sexual propaganda was irresistible. Life magazine, one of the prominent publications of the day, stated: "France was a tremendous brothel inhabited by 40,000,000 hedonists who spent all their time eating, drinking and making love."
Senior officers encouraged the myth as a way of masking the obvious horrors of a daring attack that would result in 3,000 deaths in the first 24 hours.

Democracia liberticida


Juan Ramón Rallo
Conocida es la costumbre socialista de anteponer la consigna al pensamiento. De ahí que por lo general los izquierdistas opten por descalificar a un autor o una teoría con chascarrillos o ataques ad hominem en vez de darse a la indagación intelectual. Con Hayek no hacen, precisamente, una excepción.

domingo, 19 de junho de 2016

Fima da teoria


terça-feira, 14 de junho de 2016

Libertarianismo entre equerda e direita



„Il y a deux histoires: L’histoire officielle, menteuse, puis l’histoire secrète, où sont les véritables causes des événements.”
Honoré de Balzac, 1799-1850)

segunda-feira, 13 de junho de 2016

Ciência sem valor

"A former researcher at Amgen Inc has found that many basic studies on cancer -- a high proportion of them from university labs -- are unreliable, with grim consequences for producing new medicines in the future.
"During a decade as head of global cancer research at Amgen, C. Glenn Begley identified 53 "landmark" publications -- papers in top journals, from reputable labs -- for his team to reproduce. Begley sought to double-check the findings before trying to build on them for drug development.
"Result: 47 of the 53 could not be replicated. He described his findings in a commentary piece published on Wednesday in the journal Nature."
A former researcher at Amgen Inc has found that many basic studies on cancer -- a high proportion of them from university labs -- are unreliable, with grim consequences for producing new medicines in the future.
reuters.com|Por Sharon Begley

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segunda-feira, 6 de junho de 2016

Meu novo artigo sobre a estagnação secular

Die Mär von der säkularen Stagnation

6.6.2016 – von Antony P. Mueller. Seit einiger Zeit macht wieder das Gerede von der säkularen Stagnation die Runde. Damit wird eine These aufgewärmt, die bereits in den dreißiger Jahren des vorigen Jahrhunderts ausgebrütet wurde. Dass den Industrieländern eine anhaltende Phase...

domingo, 5 de junho de 2016

Escravidão na Roma antiga

10 Interesting Facts About Slavery In Ancient Rome

Cristian Violatti
From our perspective, slavery is one of the most controversial institutions of the past. We see slavery as an inhumane, immoral, and intolerable business, an unacceptable human flesh for cash type of business that none of us could tolerate. For the ancients, however, slavery was part of the everyday landscape, a completely recognized social institution smoothly integrated into the overall social fabric.
What follows is a list of 10 interesting facts about slavery in ancient Rome, including several firsthand accounts so we can hear the voices and views of the ancients on this controversial matter.

sexta-feira, 3 de junho de 2016

A situação da universidade brasileira

Alarmante é ver um contingente de Carinhas qualificados, com boas produções, só que desempregados e enfrentando a maior dificuldade financeira de suas vidas. Alguns há anos em bolsas de Pós-Doutorado, sem saberem se essas podem ser cortadas no ano seguinte. Se forem, nenhum mísero centavo de seguro…

quinta-feira, 2 de junho de 2016

Cannabis proibição

Why Is Marijuana Banned? 
The Real Reasons Are Worse Than You Think
By Johann Hari
Across the world, more and more people are asking: Why is marijuana banned? Why are people still sent to prison for using or selling it?
Most of us assume it’s because someone, somewhere sat down with the scientific evidence, and figured out that cannabis is more harmful than other drugs we use all the time — like alcohol and cigarettes.
Somebody worked it all out, in our best interest.
But when I started to go through the official archives — researching my bookChasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs — to find out why cannabis was banned back in the 1930s, I discovered that’s not what happened.
Not at all.
In 1929, a man called Harry Anslinger was put in charge of the Department of Prohibition in Washington, D.C. But alcohol prohibition had been a disaster. Gangsters had taken over whole neighborhoods. Alcohol — controlled by criminals — had become even more poisonous.