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How Much Wealth is in the World?
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How Much Wealth is in the World?

Exactly how much wealth is there in the world? I hear the “99%” crying over the iPhones about the top one percent control ninety-nine percent of the wealth or some such garbage. So somebody please enlighten me; just how much wealth is there in the world?

Moreover, if we took all of the wealth that is currently in the world today, divided it up equally between all of the people in the world, just how long would everyone remain “equal” and contented? Is everybody going to give up everything just to remain on an equal footing with the person next to them?

Somehow, I question all of this with more than just a bit of skepticism!

The first … and what should be the most … obvious flaw with this entire train of thought is that there is no mysterious cap that limits the amount of wealth in the world. Wealth can be measured in many different ways … or weights for that matter.

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What Makes America Great?
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What Makes America Great?

Am I the only one who remembers when the words "Great" and "American" went hand in hand? When did this phrase go from being an accepted truth to becoming an oxymoron?

Any of my regular readers will know I am not among the America hating crowd on the left, nor am I a member of the Nationalist movement on the right. I am simply someone who is saddened and disheartened by what my once Great and Proud Nation has become.

The reason I bring this up is that during one of many conversations with Americans around the world, we discussed Thomas Jefferson. He was a great man, despite his humanness and any subsequent flaws he may have had.

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How to Find Inexpensive Land off The Grid
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How to Find Inexpensive Land off The Grid

If you are seriously thinking about Going Galt, you are not exactly going to be looking at Condos on Times Square. The isolation may be a bit much for some, but it should help some at least when you see that the price tags are going to be substantially less.

Still, not everybody has the means or wherewithal to pay top dollar even for some of the nicer, isolated spots so here are some suggestions for discovering places to look for more inexpensive land so you can build your very own Galt Gulch.

The first thing that you need to do is to discover where you can actually get away from it all. Suburbia is completely out of the question and even the rural farming communities are questionable … though certainly better than living in the big cities.

Ideally, property should be very isolated so that if anything at all, you are scarcely more than a blip on a satellite photo in the “no worries here” stack. However, unless you have a very good vehicle, access is going to be important as well.

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The Modern War on Words
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The War on Words is all about semantics and how good words can be twisted until people perceive them as evil and how bad words, many with very evil, harmful and even dangerous connotations, can be used to justify abhorrent behavior under the guise of doing good.

The government has grown so far beyond its original intent that we the people should all be outraged, a bit frightened and figuratively speaking at least, up in arms about the goings on in our Constitutional Republic.

These Independent but united States of America were founded on the principles of a Constitutional Republic. Any “democratic” governments were designed to be functional solely on the local level as that was the only way to insure it would remain in check.

They were founded together as a nation of laws but today, laws are so convoluted and enforced arbitrarily that it takes a team of attorneys to be able to interpret the law … in any fashion that they see fit for their particular case.

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The new civil war
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Creeping Incrementalism is On The Run

Incrementalism is not by any means a new concept, however, when added to the work of Edward L. Bernays, it should be perhaps more troubling these days. Add in the work of Dr. Alfred W. McCoy, (“Policing America’s Empire” is the book being referred to in this particular case) and we can clearly see that there is a concerted effort to control we the people and never had any intention to serve them.

Author and Historian James Scott argues that “The prime aim of the Modern State is to establish metrics for rendering a social hieroglyph into a legible and administratively more convenient format.” Combine all of this together and it may even start to look like we the people have been played like a cheap fiddle.

Granted, far too many people remain far too ignorant of history, and that portion of this article may be a bit boring to some, but like history itself, this will eventually lead us to where we are today and give us at least a hint of that which is yet to come. From a historical standing, we are most definitely in a very bad position and if we do not wake up to reality today, it may very well may be too late for all of us.

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What is the incentive for becoming a citizen in the United States
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What is the incentive for becoming a citizen in the United States ?!!


You have two families: "Citizen Joe" and "Undocumented George".

Both families have two parents, two children, and live in just about any Major US city !.

Joe works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Undocumented George also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table."

Ready? Now pay attention:

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Are Economic Systems Necessary
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Well of course they are right? I mean, like how else could we all know who was rich and who we are supposed to hate right? Economics are certainly important to a degree and this holds especially true in a global market with global trade. What is not so certain is whether or not this is an absolute necessity down at the individual level. 

Economic principles are certainly necessary but that is not necessarily to say that economics themselves are an absolute requirement for the survival of society. How do I differentiate between the need for economic principles while at the same time saying that actual economics should not be as prevalent as they are? Again, it breaks down to varying degrees depending on what part of society people live in.

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