09/19/14 – Abigail Hall – The Scott Horton Show by Scott | Sep 19, 2014 | Interviews | 2 comments Abigail Hall, the JIN Fellow in Economics in the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses her article “Perfecting Tyranny: Foreign Intervention as Experimentation in State Control.” Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS 2 Comments Curious on September 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm When the US can no longer borrow money then all this expertise and technology will be used to control a hungry US population. These businesses are not going to be libertarians. They are going to be corporatist. The problem is that national security is an easy cash cow to argue for. The products are expensive and they destroy themselves. You’d think that they’d focus on energy independence and lowering the cost of living for a population that is going to have low paying service jobs. Instead of making bombs they could create, install, maintain solar panels for all our homes. They could work on desalination and provide the southwest with water. They could focus on life extending technologies that would benefit themselves in the long run. There are plenty of more productive things they could be doing. John Ellois on September 22, 2014 at 7:36 am “The attitude of citizens…” So, we are an Empire, a nation engaged in brutal imperialism, which begs the question: Why do the vast majority of our citizens have such a bad attitude as to not only allow criminal Empire builders to get away with bloody murder, but they glorify them as our nations heroes and leaders? For criminal receivers of stolen goods is our darling public, as they know full well that our wars of aggression for plunder has made them the richest upper half of society that the world has ever known. And so criminal is our voting public as to require government to keep the uneducated lower half of society impoverished as a tool of slave enforcement, with the blowback handled by law enforcement establishing a police state for laboring men. And so, just as the rise and fall of Roman Empire did establish in day’s of old, so will it hold true now and forever, that either we strive to enrich ourselves upon the enrichment of those less educated or we will surely end up enriching ourselves upon their misery and destroy society in the process. For equality is a most ingrate fake morality, as it function under the premise that compassion, pity, charity and a grateful response are not needed in society, when they are the only building blocks and binding forces that can bond together in peace such a caring society.