Posts from ‘August, 1970’

Subversion of Science: How Psychology Lost Darwin (Glayde Whitney)

Subversion of Science: How Psychology Lost Darwin Glayde Whitney Introduction When real history is finally written, mainstream social sciences during most of the twentieth century will be exposed as consisting largely of ethnically motivated disinformation. Much has already been written about the subversion of American anthropology: the shift from legitimate science to ideological pap under…

What the West can learn from Africa: Interview with French Economist Serge Latouche (Zenit)

What the West can learn from Africa: Interview with French Economist Serge Latouche Zenit   VENICE, Italy, OCT. 5, 2000 (ZENIT.org).- Despite its poverty and violence, Africa works — and in ways that would baffle most Westerners. That seems to be the view of French economist Serge Latouche, who has expressed his distrust of Western…

For a Society of Declining Growth (Serge Latouche)

For a Society of Declining Growth Serge Latouche      “Declining growth is a pure necessity..The volumes of worldwide traffic of persons and goods with its negative consequences could be put in question (relocalization). The loud sensational advertising with its disastrous consequences could be put in question. Finally, the vast amount of throwaway products and…

Is ‘Development’ Good For The Third World? (Vandana Shiva)

Is ‘Development’ Good For The Third World? Vandana Shiva   Over the years, magazines like The Economist have promoted the idea that financial growth is ‘development’ and that this ‘development’ is good for the Third World. However, this sort of growth is not ‘development’ — it is more often than not destruction of the environment,…

There Is No Global Population Problem (Garrett Hardin)

There Is No Global Population Problem The Social Contract (Fall 2001) by Garrett Hardin Email this article to a friend View original format   Almost two hundred years have passed since Malthus disturbed the world’s slumber with his celebrated Essay on Population. Today, the world has more than five times as many people in it,…

Protection, Yes. But Against Whom? And for Whom? (Garrett Hardin)

Protection, Yes. But Against Whom? And for Whom? The Social Contract (Fall 2001) by Garrett Hardin Email this article to a friend View original format   I would like to discuss some of the great generalities about environmental protection that lie at the foundation of what we are all trying to accomplish. Foundations are often…

The myth of progress (Kirkpatrick Sale)

The myth of progress Kirkpatrick Sale I can remember vividly sitting at the dinner table arguing with my father about progress, using upon him all the experience and wisdom I had gathered at the age of fifteen. Of course we live in an era of progress, I said, just look at cars – how clumsy…

Nobody Ever Dies of Overpopulation (Garrett Hardin)

Nobody Ever Dies of Overpopulation The Social Contract (Summer 1991) by Garrett Hardin Email this article to a friend View original format   Following the recent loss of life due to a cyclone in Bangladesh Dr. Garrett Hardin’s 20 year-old column came to mind. It is here reprinted with permission from Science, 12 February 1971,…

Not On My Lifeboat (Michael Masters)

Not On My Lifeboat Michael Masters   “I feel guilty about my good luck,” say some. The reply to this is simple Get out and give your place to others. — Garrett Hardin,“Living on a Lifeboat” Stand by to repel boarders… — Anonymous sailing ship captain   Perhaps the most gratifying sound in public discourse…

Living on a Lifeboat (Garrett Hardin)

Living on a Lifeboat The Social Contract (Fall 2001) by Garrett Hardin Email this article to a friend View original format   Susanne Langer (1942) has shown that it is probably impossible to approach an unsolved problem save through the door of metaphor. Later, attempting to meet the demands of rigor, we may achieve some…

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