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Coveted Gold

The motivation of humans to control others, destroy those who stand in their way, seems to spring from coveting that which belongs to others. I have researched the hunger for gold prior to the desire of Columbus to set sail … Continue reading

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New World, New Food and Concepts of Western Supremacy

Cacique (tribe leader) – perhaps how the Taíno leader may have looked when meeting Columbus.See epicworldhistory In 1492 the indigenous people who lived in the Caribbean and Florida were Taíno, a tribe of the Arawak Indians. At the time of … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Part XI

When Adam Smith was 17, Britain was at war against Spain, ostensibly due to an old grievance of a Captain Robert Jenkins. His merchant ship was boarded by Spanish coast guards and Jenkins had his ear sliced off by one of … Continue reading

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Adam Smith (1723 – 1790)

I have used the timeline from the BBC Timeline of British history which provide a flavour of what was happening during the lifetime of Adam Smith.  His father (same name) was a Judge Advocate after qualifying as a solicitor (called Writers at … Continue reading

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