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European History

The Great Mortality and the New Economy

September 8, 2021

After the plague, everyone who survived was pretty much better off than they had been before. A new pattern emerged in the economy that unsettled a few individuals. […]

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Ancient History

Roman Mindset, Society, and Economy

December 20, 2020

Rich Romans lived a comfortable and luxurious life, while many poor ones were begging, stealing, and urinating on the streets. The Roman mindset was not based on cruelty, but much of what they did was inevitably cruel because the acts of bloodiness were just a normal part of their lives. […]

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Philosophy

Overpopulation and Birth Control Methods

September 14, 2021

Overpopulation cannot be solved relying on people’s common sense or individuals being motivated by the greater common good. One way or the other, the state has to intervene- passively or coercively. […]

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Philosophy

Can Euthanasia Solve the Problem of Overpopulation?

September 14, 2021

When it comes to the issue of controlling overpopulation, specially in the genre of dystopia, euthanasia seems to be the favorite solution. It is easy to impose in states controlled by totalitarian regimes, such as in the movie ‘Soylent Green’. People are often even tricked into it as in the 1976 movie Logan’s Run. […]

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