Do Revolutions Work?

Karl FitzgeraldArticles1 Comment

David Smiley David Smiley is the author of Crumbling Foundations and Third World Intervention – A New Analysis Revolutions usually start with the violent toppling of some hated figurehead, for example the French Louis XV, the Russian Tsar or some recent Middle Eastern despot. Revolutions usually finish in confusion. This is because, after the smoke and confusion of battle, a … Read More

The Economics of War – Cutting Natural Resources Out of the Equation

Karl FitzgeraldArticles, Progress Magazine1 Comment

photo credit: gruntzooki David Smiley – Research Associate in the Department of Economics at Macquarie Uni In a previous article we tracked the failures of massive international efforts to reduce four global problems: poverty, human rights abuses, the degradation of the planet, and war. We asserted that these four problems cannot be solved separately and that none can be solved … Read More