Comments on: Democracy and Prosperity http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/ Free Markets and Social Justice Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Dmitry A. Chernikov http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-80798 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 05:07:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-80798 How can you even prevent the basic looting of minorities by the majority without a capitalist ideology?

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By: Peter from Oz http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-79912 Fri, 26 May 2017 11:14:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-79912 The industrial revolution

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By: geoih http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-79906 Fri, 26 May 2017 10:23:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-79906 In which case, neither was the US. So where was all the prosperity coming from then?

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By: Ryan P. Long http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-79898 Fri, 26 May 2017 01:17:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-79898 You make a good point that the other colonies weren’t ever settled by large numbers of Britons. I hadn’t considered that, and that does strike me as being an important difference.

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By: Peter from Oz http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-79897 Fri, 26 May 2017 00:39:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-79897 Autralia in 1900 was as close to a mono-culture as a country can be. The aboriginal culture had virtually no impact.
I think you have a good point about the fact that the US, Oz, Canada and NZ were the propserous colonies because of the fact that the native population was sparce and primitive. But they were the colonies. Along with South Africa. The other possessions of the Empire were not colonies in the same manner, because they were never meant to be settled by large numbers of people from the British Isles.
The fact that Iraq and Palestine are hotbeds of terrorism has something to do with theie post-Ottoman rule by the British, but they were not colonies.

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By: Peter from Oz http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-79894 Thu, 25 May 2017 23:57:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-79894 No-one really knows.

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By: Puppet's Puppet http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-79891 Thu, 25 May 2017 20:44:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-79891

That’s right, goat, thaaaaat’s right.

Are you…bleating at Goat? What a speciesist shitlord you are!

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By: Ryan P. Long http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-79889 Thu, 25 May 2017 18:53:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-79889 “All” might be too strong a claim, so maybe what I really mean is “enough to comprise a trend.” I was thinking of India, China, and the Middle East. South Africa is another important example, though. We shouldn’t forget what happened there.

I think India really proves the case best. The more you learn about India’s history, the more it becomes clear that the British did more harm than good there. Much more harm. And that’s even besides the genocide.

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By: MARK_D_FRIEDMAN http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-79887 Thu, 25 May 2017 18:12:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-79887 “All the other British colonies ended pretty poorly/violently when you think about it.” All? Just curious what states you are including: India, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa? Rhodesia is admittedly not looking too good. I suppose it depends on your yardstick.

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By: Sean II http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/05/democracy-and-prosperity/#comment-79885 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:01:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11812#comment-79885 Even more likely:

Countries have high human capital, which leads to value creation, which leads to trade, which leads to markets, which leads to cultural liberalism, which leads to democracy…

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