Monthly Archives: May 2013

The High Cost of Sugar

During the 17th and 18th centuries sugar accounted for one third of Europe’s entire economy. After the Seven Years’ War France chose to retain the sugar producing island areas of Haiti and Guadeloupe, and cede Canada to Britain. By the … Continue reading

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On Transforming Rationalization

John Locke (1632-1704) believed that one should use reason to search after truth rather than simply accept the opinion of authorities or be subject to superstition. Used properly, reason could determine the legitimate functions of institutions and optimize the functioning … Continue reading

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