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Mar
4
comment Why do people still leave flowers at the Temple of Julius Caesar?
More important than the fact that he died a long time ago, is the fact that he was a tyrant that destroyed the Roman republic forever and invoked a civil war that killed thousand of Romans. This is really weird that the descendants of the ancient Romans have any respect for him.
Jun
29
comment Effects of land reforms in the 20th and 21st centuries
OK, I narrowed the question down to the 20th-21th century
Jun
28
comment Effects of land reforms in the 20th and 21st centuries
Maybe the question should be narrowed down to land reforms in the 20th-21th century, where more accurate numeric data can be obtained.
Jun
28
comment Effects of land reforms in the 20th and 21st centuries
@Kobunite you are right, I probably should have started with specific questions such as the ones you mention. I jumped too fast to statistics, when the raw facts are not clear...
Jun
28
comment Effects of land reforms in the 20th and 21st centuries
@SamuelRussell: so you criticize my use of modern terms such as GDP or Gini index? Very well, this makes sense. But still, land reforms have effects, and these effects can be quantified in some way. Maybe I should ask an earlier question: how can such effects be quantified in ancient non-capitalistic countries?
Jun
28
comment Effects of land reforms in the 20th and 21st centuries
@CsBalazsHungary: I agree, different kinds of land reforms may have different effects. A statistical analysis of land reform data may reveal such trends.
Jun
28
comment Effects of land reforms in the 20th and 21st centuries
@SamuelRussell: what are "unspoken methodological assumptions"? And why is it not related to economy?
May
19
comment When were soldiers compensated with land grants?
Thank you! Can you also provide information on other times and places where it was common to give land to soldiers, as a form of payment for their army service?
Jan
6
comment Georgia's Ruling by O. Henry
Thank you, this is a fascinating story, timed to 1835-1836, which seems to be a witness to that land-sharkism.
Jan
4
comment Georgia's Ruling by O. Henry
Interesting, thanks! The obvious question is, then, how was this problem finally resolved? O. Henry tells about a fantastic event that lead to a ruling that became a precedent - but this is probably fiction, so what has actually happened?