Friday, August 30, 2013

Weekend Reading

One of the greatest examples of the "Ultimate Resource".

Here's a fascinating history piece arguing that the responsibility for the beginning of WWII falls much more on the Soviet Union than the standard, western, "the Nazi's did it" historical narrative allows.  Learn more about the "double genocide" alternative interpretation and, after you've read it, be sure to read the response article linked at the bottom of the original piece.  It's fascinating also!

Sticking with the WWII meme, here's an article from highly respected economic historian Robert Higgs discussing how FDR and his minions provoked the Japanese into attacking us at Pearl Harbor. Yet another reason FDR was one of the worst presidents in the history of America.

Here's a 3 1/2 minute video explaining what a quantum computer is.  I didn't know much about them prior to watching the video, and though I don't know a whole lot more, I did learn some very interesting things.  Thus, it was time well spent.  Check it out here.