Entries by Dan Ehrlich from 01/2012

Disintegrating Iraqi Democracy Demarks Another US Nation Building Failure

| Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

Since its creation, the USA has been involved in 13 major conflicts and dozens of minor ones resulting in 1.35 million military deaths. Yet most have one thing in common, they didn't occur because of perceived threats to national security or survival.

Illegal Immigrants the Aspect of Success Israel Doesn't Want

| Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Israel's booming economy (it currently has a higher credit rating than America), its progressive relatively open nature and need for cheap labour are main reasons for the immigrant crush. Another reason is because it has the highest UN Human Development Index rating in the Mid East. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Development_Index.

Save Charges of Racism for Genuine Racists

| Posted 01.12.2012 | UK

Racism, by definition, is advocating or teaching the superiority of one race over another. When talking about this we usually bring up the example of Nazi Germany, which made racism a state practice. But is discussing race or bringing race up when talking about certain issues also racism?

UK Gun Ownership Up, Deaths Down Offering Stark Comparison with US Figures

| Posted 01.17.2012 | UK

Gun deaths last year in the UK at 51 were down by 18 percent, yet private gun ownership continues to grow with 1.8 million legally held. Obviously there's no way of telling how many illegal guns are in circulation.

China May Serve as Model for Possible Future Jobless World

| Posted 01.23.2012 | UK Politics

China is providing two ultimate ironies, the first debunking America's victory over communism and second, the possibility that China's current domestic economic and social model may be a blueprint for a future western world with mass unemployment.