Tag Archives: Political economy

Capitalism and Greed. Our Greed

Moshe Feiglin wrote: “It is our gas!” cry the witch-hunters. Every reporter, publicist and populistic MK have suddenly morphed into Robin Hood – robbing the rich to give to the poor. But if they are so right, why aren’t they … Continue reading

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Notes on New and Old Military Justice, Army’s ethics & Morale

Modern military Justice punishes officers and soldiers of democratic nations’ armies for their military success. “Excessive use of force” and similar artificial judicial constructions undermine incentives of army officers, making the military machine virtually inoperative. Artificially abridged Army capability prevents … Continue reading

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How to import modern Western Institutions Suppresses Economic Growth?

The Guide to the Book “Institutional Constraints on Modern Economic Growth” uploaded at SSRN and at RePEc. The Russian edition was published in 2011 in “Delo” publishers. Projected title of the book English version is “How to import modern Western … Continue reading

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Revisiting Terrorism studies: new papers’ 1st draft

We had started a series of short studies of terrorism “supply” and counter-terrorism “under-supply” incentives since 2004. After few years of break we returned to the issue starting with well forgotten story: how Oslo “peace” process was explained and advocated … Continue reading

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Why modern armies of Democratic countries fail to win a war?

How safe is it, to Confuse Defense with Care? available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2236354 The correlation of state spending on pure and mixed public goods reflects the making of fundamental choices about state functions.  The statistics data and the cases are composing the picture … Continue reading

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Who told this? Test yourself!

The right answer one could find here. “You can’t go waving two banners at once, both of defense and of social reform“ On July 6, 1976, in a speech made at the funeral of Yonatan Netanyahu, an outstanding fighter, military … Continue reading

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