Ukraine and Marking Beliefs to Reality

The counter offensives by Ukraine in the Kherson region in the South and now in the Kharkiv-Izyum area have been expected for some time. While the southern operation might reasonably be said to be a failure (at least at this point) the counter offensive in the North has been relatively successful. In my previous posts … Continue reading Ukraine and Marking Beliefs to Reality

Evolutionary Social Theory and Political Economy. (Routledge: March 2023).

At long last I have finished my book Evolutionary Social Theory and Political Economy. Here is a pdf of the Introduction: EST and PE Introduction Poirot. The book has been submitted and accepted for publication by Routledge and will be published in the Economics as Social Theory series. It has officially passed the copy-editing stage … Continue reading Evolutionary Social Theory and Political Economy. (Routledge: March 2023).

The Test of Propaganda: Ukraine Conflict

I normally like to post longer pieces when I have the time to fully document the basis for my arguments. Since I'm in the final stages of my book, today's post will be a little different. What I address today is the uses of Propaganda. Most people associate Propaganda with disinformation and misinformation, though even … Continue reading The Test of Propaganda: Ukraine Conflict

On Madmen, Russia and Ukraine

This entry provides a longer analysis and documentation of points I will make in a public forum sponsored by Shawnee State University on the conflict in Ukraine on 3-16-22. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is clearly a violation of international law, has destabilized the international order and resulted in a humanitarian catastrophe. Moreover, rather than … Continue reading On Madmen, Russia and Ukraine

Those who fail to study of History of Economic thought…

are apparently doomed to repeat old theories as new. I typically save entries on this blog for times when I am able to write an in depth, longer analysis of some issue that has piqued my interest. This entry however will be relatively concise because I see the issues as being rather simple. An article … Continue reading Those who fail to study of History of Economic thought…

Evolutionary Social Theory Chapter Two: Overview

                       Biology and  Evolutionary Social Theory in the early and mid 19th Century While efforts to understand the process of social change during the Enlightenment were envisioned as a form of “social Newtonism”,  evolutionary social theory in the early and mid-19th century increasingly looked to Naturalism as its model science. At the same time, Empiricism, … Continue reading Evolutionary Social Theory Chapter Two: Overview

Evolutionary Social Theory: Chapter One Overview

Chapter One                       Social Newtonism and the Origins of Evolutionary Social Theory Introduction In this chapter I examine the origins of Evolutionary Social Theory and its relationship to Political Economy during the Enlightenment. I argue that social theory during this period can be usefully thought of as “Social Newtonism”, by which I mean the application … Continue reading Evolutionary Social Theory: Chapter One Overview