25 November 2009

OB: Eugenics resurrected

In this episode of Practical Economics, Alan Hall of The Socionomics Institute talks about his latest research paper on Eugenics, which traces the rise and fall of the movement with the ups and downs of social attitudes throughout history. If the patterns Alan sees hold true, we could see a massive resurgence in an acceptance of ideologies to cleanse humanity of unwanted genes as the depression progresses. Already there are signs that human life is being talked about as a cancer plaguing the world.

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