Saturday, January 10, 2009

Siberia?

My post on career Siberias is up at U.S. News & World Report.

1 Comments:

At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Cromagnum said...

When fleeing Siberia, best to take a fast train

"The Long Walk" can be perilous

Obscure reference to this book: http://www.amazon.com/Long-Walk-True-Story-Freedom/dp/1558216847 which we read in 8th grade social studies.

Funny thing, in Siberian Gulags, they dont use fences around the camp. The barren cold wilderness is its own fence. Same in capitalism, as GK Chesterton also noted in Eugenics and Other Evils:
Capitalism is a corrupt prison. That is the best that can be said for Capitalism. But it is something to be said for it; for a man is a little freer in that corrupt prison than he would be in a complete prison. As a man can find one jailer more lax than another, so he could find one employer more kind than another; he has at least a choice of tyrants. In the other case he finds the same tyrant at every turn. Mr. Shaw and other rational Socialists have agreed that the State would be in practice government by a small group. Any independent man who disliked that group would find his foe waiting for him at the end of every road.

 

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