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Heinlein as Libertarian 
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I just recently came across H.G.Wells Shape of Things to Come and started reading it again, 40 years or so from the first time. The first 1/3 or so of it is topical, even today and rang bells with me from "For Us, the Living".
Wells was SMART..I hadn't tumbled to that fact before. (duh!) Take a look if you've forgotten and tell me if you see what I might be there.

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Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:22 pm
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GeorgeC wrote:
I just recently came across H.G.Wells Shape of Things to Come and started reading it again, 40 years or so from the first time. The first 1/3 or so of it is topical, even today and rang bells with me from "For Us, the Living".
Wells was SMART..I hadn't tumbled to that fact before. (duh!) Take a look if you've forgotten and tell me if you see what I might be there.

Well, yeah, there as a reason he was nicknamed "the World Brain."


Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:20 pm
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actually I meant on the .. economic theory the two seem to have in common.
I have always passed him by and never looked deeper than the popular stories. My loss.

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eh i was thinking more of independent i am happy alone do my owen thing survalist thinking or are this just a mainstream western rual usa way of thinking ?
then evrything was better before and world go to hell attitude/wilderness kind of thinking nto that im a expert on survalism:) hmm medical technlogy?
i guss it would just be a frontier to move to a vrigin island or venuzulea that have good medecine but a bit eh forinter feeling or to thailand or inda that eh not have the reptuioan of law and order as a let say a western europen country or a north armarican state/province have
IT JUSt a quastion of build a gated comunity in a poor country ?
or give the local enhugt jobes to acsept you ?

(look at gated comunity of scandinves in spain they live ther but sont speak much espanjol and only give work to the african imigrantes that have papers and the condos mostly paid by drug mony...)
hmm dont most those survlist chas in ther gold when they get old to live in a gated coumntiy in nevada or arizaONA ? :)

sorry for maybe dobel posting :)but i guss its not that same discussen here?and aging sorry form my bad spelling and dyslistic amraicns say my langues are very ahrd to learn :)


Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:38 am
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GeorgeC wrote:
actually I meant on the .. economic theory the two seem to have in common.
I have always passed him by and never looked deeper than the popular stories. My loss.

Well -- to one extent, you are looking backwards through a microscope at economic theories that were widespread among the utopian socialists at the turn of the 20th century -- after all, it's nearly a rewrite and tweak of Edward Bellamy's economic system in Looking Backward.


Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:43 pm
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