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More often it failed catastrophically — the rate of sex predation and rape in Virginia was at least as high as anywhere else in North America. Push it under the rug? The Virginian Cavaliers had an obsession with liberty, but needless to say it was not exactly a sort of liberty of which the ACLU would approve.

Buy at a price you can afford now, not what you think you will be able to afford later. Negroes are holy and ecstatic. My friends and acquaintances from all over the country were buying properties.

Also, blacksmiths protected themselves from witches by occasionally throwing live puppies into their furnaces. Lewis has done an incredible job researching the origins of the financial crisis.

The British nobility was sold. My Favorite Lessons This is a very important book. Their homicide rate was sky-high, and people were actively encouraged to respond to slights against their honor with duels for the rich and violence for the poor.

Crucially, they never cross that brink or gain any lasting knowledge or satisfaction from the experience.

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A fundamental factor in the crisis was the willingness of investors to believe that they could get outsized yields on AAA securities. Government was conducted through town meetings in which everyone had a say. One can write about terrible people doing terrible things and not necessarily endorse it.

He turned what could have been a dry text on the crisis into a character-driven story that reads like a great novel. Most people never make an extra payment on their car or house or with some, totally insane consumers, even their credit cards.

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In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found. This book has an insight on the most important issue for current investors: As usual, at least some credit goes to William Penn, who taught himself Algonquin so he could negotiate with the Indians in their own language.

What happened to that whole culture after the Civil War destroyed the plantation system? Along with the famous scarlet A for adultery, Puritans could be forced to wear a B for blasphemy, C for counterfeiting, D for drunkenness, and so on.

These two mindless cads decided to bring the girl along [on one of their seven zillion pointless cross-country trips] and have her foot the bill. But of course getting a life — in the sense of a home, a stable relationship, a steady job, et cetera — is exactly what all the characters in On The Road are desperately trying to avoid.

I happen not to agree, but you might. The Puritans naturally thought of the Virginians as completely lawless reprobate sinners, but this is not entirely true.

Upon his release the King liked him so much that he gave him a large chunk of the Eastern United States on a flimsy pretext of repaying a family debt. Mainstream economists did the opposite. The Quaker obsession with the individual conscience as the work of God helped invent the modern idea of conscientious objection.

Andrew Jackson became the first Borderer president, behaving exactly as you would expect the first Borderer president to behave, and he was followed by almost a dozen others.

So the Borderers started getting kicked out of Ulster too, one thing led to another, and eventuallyof these people ended up in America.

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Once in the city, Dean decides this is a good way to pick up girls, and: They were a Calvinist sect that dissented against the Church of England and followed their own brand of dour, industrious, fun-hating Christianity. One of the dynamics that made it so interesting was its backstory, where a Puerto Rican survivalist, an African plutocrat, and other colorful characters organized their own colonial expeditions and competed to seize territory and resources.

Kerouac apparently got married and divorced a couple of times, became an alcoholic, had a bit of a breakdown, and drank himself to death at age This is so obvious to them it is left unspoken.“The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” is a very informative and entertaining book.

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A dramatic retelling of the financial crisis reveals a riveting world of chaos, corruption and misfits4/5. Dec 10,  · Based on a book by Michael Lewis, “The Big Short” is about how several traders and hedge fund managers made fortunes because they saw that the housing market’s decline would cause a collapse of bonds contrived from sub-prime mortgages.

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