Friday, June 7, 2013

Weekend links

Pangea is the name given to the land mass 300 million years ago when all the continents were smashed together into one giant whole.  Click here to see a very cool map of Pangea with current political borders on it.  

Famed economic historian Bob Higgs, writing at The Beacon, discusses several non-violent ways citizens can work to undermine the authority and power of the state.  With a new scandal breaking every week recently, this couldn't be more timely.

Here's an article from The Freeman discussing, broadly, the concept of democracy.  What I found particularly interesting was the idea of "corrective democracy" that author Tom Bell explores.  Essentially, he argues that democracy would work better if the public could only vote against proposed legislation and/or laws, and not for the creation of new laws or legislation.  Much more on this interesting idea can be found in his article here.