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The Origin of Poverty

Poor Us: An Animated of Poverty

Ben Lewis (2012)

Film Review

This documentary divides the history of poverty into six broad areas: pre-civilization, “early civilization” (8000 – 800 BC), Greece and Rome (800 BC – 400 AD), the Middle Ages (400 – 1500), European colonial era (1500 -1850) and industrial civilization (1850 – present). 414 more words

Attacks On The Working Class

Why the second tragedy in Nepal?

Keith Hudson

Why the second tragedy in Nepal?  Indeed, wny the first?  It wasn’t the displeasure of a god — that we do know.  It was the fault of a deep block of rock floating on molten lava with powerful convection currents pushing another block against it. 402 more words

Here's to Us, and Who's Like Us

Humans (and other animals) are often remarkably unselfish.  We do favours for people we don’t know and who aren’t related to us.  We pass over opportunities to take advantage of others. 

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Natural Selection

A Global History of Post-humans

One thing that can certainly not be said either the anthropologist Ynval Harari’s or his new book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is that they lack ambition. 2,613 more words

Dystopia

18th Century Self Sufficiency Manual

I have just bought a copy of The County Housewife’s Family Companion by William Ellis (d.1758).  It was first published in 1750 and the wonderful… 524 more words

Farming

Fear the Modern Age: Harvest

Review: Harvest, by Jim Crace
Doubleday, 2013. 208 pp. $25

The day after harvest, two ominous fires darken the sky above a remote English village. 580 more words

Reviews And Columns

Reflections on the Agricultural Revolution

This past Thursday, I completed my umpteenth lecture on Peasant Life in early modern Europe. Because of changes in Miami University’s time schedule, my lecture period has moved from 70 minutes to 80 minutes. 220 more words

Reflection