By Robert Higgs | Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 9:11 AM PST | Comments Off on The Three Basic Means by Which Ruling Elites Maintain Their Control
Ruling elites have three basic ways to keep the subject population under their thumb: threaten, bribe, and bamboozle. Everything they do is a variant of one of these basic actions. So, if the lush, misleading overgrowth were cut away, all government activities could be undertaken by only three departments: the Department of Cops and...
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Tags: Big Government, Elites, government, political elites, Robert Higgs, ruling class
By William Shughart | Monday September 28, 2015 at 11:35 AM PST | Comments Off on Hollywood Joins the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement
I published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer recently challenging the mindsets of student activists lobbying to force college administrators to purge coal and oil stocks from their investment portfolios. Now, reportedly, but not surprisingly, Leonardo Di Caprio and a few other left-leaning Hollywood personalities are jumping on the divestment bandwagon. He, along with...
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Tags: carbon footprint, Divestment, Domestic Oil Industry, Fossil Fuel Stocks, green energy, political elites