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Nials Fergusen Is He Right? And so what Geopolitically.


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Initial post: Apr 30, 2012 11:44:27 PM PDT
Hoo-Zen!! says:
I think we are all going to sink under the weight of maintaining what we've accomplished in the 20th century. Too busy keeping head above water and dealing with dissaffected minorities for anyone to present a threat to anyone else .

Then again World Wars are always so interesting looking back .
So for the sake of future historians it might be worthwhile to try the "Killer App" WWIII.

Posted on May 8, 2012 8:46:09 PM PDT
Hoo-Zen!! says:
Yeah. So What!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 11:07:25 AM PDT
L. King says:
I've listened to Fergusen on the radio. Have you read any of his books, and if so what do you recommend?

I do agree that maintenance can be more difficult that building fresh, and what you say is a possible scenario. However I'm not familiar with the overall arguments. Can you elaborate and connect to historical precedent, ie: the collapse of Rome.

Posted on May 13, 2012 5:47:22 PM PDT
His name is Niall Ferguson. He is Scottish hence the spelling.

Posted on May 15, 2012 11:27:29 PM PDT
Hoo-Zen!! says:
I like all his books and basically have a similar view to his only mine is based on "a peoples/ region's" access to the value chain - national and international. I particularly liked his book "The War of the World" - "The Ascent of Money" is quite interesting with regard to Fergusen's hypothesis about Big Bank investment portfolio diversification leading to practical freedom among debtors to pay back the debt "creatively".

I seem to recall similar books from the same place (Harvard?) from the 80's or 90's - "the Wealth and Poverty of Nations" - the first economic history I read that admitted "the Glorious Revolution of 1688" to actually have been a second conquest of England {not officially admitted as such by British Historians.

Another interesting Scotsman is the _"not Jamie"_ Oliver cove - his "History of Scotland" is the best "History of England" available.
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