“Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift (1726) – Part 2: A Voyage to Brobdingnag (Ch. 1-4)

“Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift (1726) – Part 2: A Voyage to Brobdingnag (Ch. 1-4) Chapter 1 After 10 months of boredom, he found another job on a ship to Surat (India) They had smooth sailing until the Cape of Good Hope where they had to disembark because of a leak & then the Captain… Read more “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift (1726) – Part 2: A Voyage to Brobdingnag (Ch. 1-4)

“The Law” by Frédéric Bastiat (1850)

Pigeons show what they think of the law “The Law” by Frédéric Bastiat (1850) The law has been perverted Not just derailed in its cause but applied to pursue the opposite We have been given a gift from God Life – physical, intellectual & moral He gave us faculties to maintain it, develop it &… Read more “The Law” by Frédéric Bastiat (1850)

“Can Capitalism Survive?” Ch. 5 – Closed Season by Joseph Schumpeter (1942)

“Can Capitalism Survive?” Ch. 5 – Closed Season by Joseph Schumpeter (1942) Economics is a science of observation & interpretation Implies in our questions, room for difference of opinion can be narrowed but not reduced to zero Leads to new problems – doesn’t happen in experimental science We asked for an understandable relation between the… Read more “Can Capitalism Survive?” Ch. 5 – Closed Season by Joseph Schumpeter (1942)

“Can Capitalism Survive?” Ch. 4 – Monopolistic Tendencies by Joseph Schumpeter (1942)

Spilling the beans…“Can Capitalism Survive?” Ch. 4 – Monopolistic Tendencies by Joseph Schumpeter (1942) Let’s be more specific about what’s been said: 1 – New technology is a threat to industries who try to conserve positions through restriction of output Creative destruction disrupts the slow, balanced or even stationary state of growth Production expansion only… Read more “Can Capitalism Survive?” Ch. 4 – Monopolistic Tendencies by Joseph Schumpeter (1942)

“How Should One Read a Book?” by Virginia Woolf (1925)

“How Should One Read a Book?” by Virginia Woolf (1925) I can only answer for myself because you really ought not take advice from others. Just follow your instincts, use reason & come up with your own conclusions These are merely suggestions – don’t give up your independence Difficult to say what is a better… Read more “How Should One Read a Book?” by Virginia Woolf (1925)

“Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift (1726) – Part 1: A Voyage to Lilliput (Ch. 5-8)

“Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift (1726) – Part 1: A Voyage to Lilliput (Ch. 5-8) Chapter 5 Blefuscu was an island across an 800 yard channel from Lilliput They didn’t know about Gulliver. Communication & trade had been cut off since the beginning of the war He came up with a plan to capture their… Read more “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift (1726) – Part 1: A Voyage to Lilliput (Ch. 5-8)

“Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift (1726) – Part 1: A Voyage to Lilliput (Ch. 1-4)

“Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift (1726) – Part 1: A Voyage to Lilliput (Ch. 1-4) Advertisement Many things in this book have been fudged before publication & the editor’s done its best to clear them up This person who did this did so with the best of intentions, especially with respect to references of the… Read more “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift (1726) – Part 1: A Voyage to Lilliput (Ch. 1-4)

“The Sphinx” by Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

“The Sphinx” by Francis Bacon (1561-1626) The Sphinx was a mythological creature – part woman, part bird, part griffin, living on a mountain near Thebes She ambushed travelers forcing them to answer riddles she got from the muses If they didn’t answer correctly, she’d rip them to pieces If one did, he’d be king of… Read more “The Sphinx” by Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

“Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen” (1789)

“Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen” (1789) The Representatives of France in a National Assembly Because of past ignorance, neglect & contempt of human rights are the cause of public misfortune & corruption of government Trying to make natural & inalienable rights always in the mind of the public so that they protect them… Read more “Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen” (1789)

“Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford (1630-50)

“Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford (1630-50) Showing the reasons & causes of their removal After a number (11-12) years many men died or were very ill & the governors began to see it was time to do something about it Maybe it was time to move? They found it to be a difficult place… Read more “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford (1630-50)

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931): A Passion for Justice (1989)

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931): A Passion for Justice (1989) After the Civil War – 4 million freed slaves The right to marry, raise children, own property, be protected by law 2 years later, Black me got the right to vote Ida Wells was born in 1862 in Mississippi Father was the son of his master,… Read more Ida B. Wells (1862-1931): A Passion for Justice (1989)

“Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle” by Blaise Pascal (1654)

“Treatise on Arithmetical Triangle” by Blaise Pascal (1654) +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=  1st consequence – In every arithmetical triangle, all the cells of the first row & first column are the same as the generating cell. Each cell in the triangle is equal to the sum of the immediately preceding row & column +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= 2nd consequence – In… Read more “Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle” by Blaise Pascal (1654)

“Women’s Cause is One and Universal” by Anna Julia Cooper (1893)

“Women’s Cause is One and Universal” by Anna Julia Cooper (1893) The best that civilization has to offer can’t be improvised or developed overnight. It takes generations The history of black women’s struggles is heroic, against the odds & largely unwritten Mothers suffered for their children & fought as hard as they could Most of… Read more “Women’s Cause is One and Universal” by Anna Julia Cooper (1893)

“Ain’t I a Woman?” by Sojourner Truth (1851)

“Ain’t I a Woman?” by Sojourner Truth (1851) There’s a lot of talk about blacks in the South & women in the North pushing for rights, so much so that white men are worried Some men say women need to be carried into carriages & over ditches but nobody ever did that for me. Ain’t I… Read more “Ain’t I a Woman?” by Sojourner Truth (1851)

“An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage” by Frederick Douglass (1867)

“An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage” by Frederick Douglass (1867) Impartial suffrage is supported by the nature of man & the needs of society Inferred from nature as direct & self-evident, like his right to acquire property & education It’s a crime that he can’t share in making & directing of government he lives… Read more “An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage” by Frederick Douglass (1867)

“Constitutional Argument: Speech After Being Convicted for Voting in the 1872 Presidential Election” by Susan B. Anthony 1872.

“Constitutional Argument: Speech After Being Convicted for Voting in the 1872 Presidential Election” by Susan B. Anthony 1872. I’m being charges with the crime of voting in the last election without having the right to It wasn’t a crime but an exercise of my rights guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution & cannot be… Read more “Constitutional Argument: Speech After Being Convicted for Voting in the 1872 Presidential Election” by Susan B. Anthony 1872.

Outline of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie (1936)

Outline of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie (1936) Fundamental technique in handling people. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. Give honest & sincere appreciation. Arouse in the other person an eager want. 6 ways to make people like you. Become genuinely interested in other people. Smile. Remember that a person’s name… Read more Outline of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie (1936)

“Why I Became a ‘Woman’s Rights Man'” by Frederick Douglass (1892)

“Why I Became a ‘Woman’s Rights Man’” by Frederick Douglass (1892) Anti-slavery’s history will show, once it’s been written that women were the biggest proponents of abolition They were the biggest spiritual force against slavery They’ve proven themselves to be skilled, patient & perseverant, especially when things get tough They put in a lot of… Read more “Why I Became a ‘Woman’s Rights Man'” by Frederick Douglass (1892)

“The Solitude of Self” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1892)

“The Solitude of Self” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1851) Individuality of the human soul Protestant idea – right of individual conscience & judgment Republican idea – individual citizenship Whatever belongs to an individual woman is hers alone, as if on an island To use all faculties for her safety & hapiness As a citizen, a… Read more “The Solitude of Self” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1892)

“Can Capitalism Survive?” Ch. 3 – Process of Creative Destruction by Joseph Schumpeter (1942)

“Can Capitalism Survive?” Ch. 3 – Process of Creative Destruction by Joseph Schumpeter (1942) Monopolistic & Oligarchic Competition can be used in 2 ways to be made to show Capitalism isn’t the way for maximum production performance Some might say it’s always been that way but we’re only just now seeing it & it’s been… Read more “Can Capitalism Survive?” Ch. 3 – Process of Creative Destruction by Joseph Schumpeter (1942)