Category Archives: Sociometrics

Ideology & Human Development

How real are Cuba’s accomplishments in health and education since the revolution? How do they compare with the situation prior to the revolution? Was the Soviet Union’s subsidy to Cuba crucial to its human development? Did the US hostility to the … Continue reading

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Debate with Matt on India, China, Cuba, Korea, etc.

Below I quote the lengthy exchange I had with Matt on India, China, Cuba, South Korea, etc. in the comments section of another blog. Since our debate was off-topic, Matt and I have agreed to move it here. My latest reply to Matt is … Continue reading

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Height in the Dark Ages

It’s widely believed that everything went to hell after the fall of the Roman empire — at least in the western part. Literacy collapsed ; roads were no longer maintained ; interregional trade pretty much died out ; barbarian marauders … Continue reading

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