Psychology of confidence: Multiculturalism destroys trust, economic well-being, happiness and social cohesion
Jihad Watch 4 July 2012
By Nicolai Sennels
The Danes are the world’s most trusting people. Historians and researchers believe that the Danes' nature of trusting other people goes back to the time of the Vikings. The Vikings' domestic economy was simply built on trust: If you live in a time with no police or courts, and you entrust some animal furs to a trader, you need to be able to trust that trader to pay you your money once he returns - often months or years later - from his trade trip.
Trust is very important for the economy to function. According to some researchers, a "10 percent negative change in the level of trust in a population will cause a half percent negative change in economic growth." Both Vikings and anybody who has ever borrowed or lent money knows that trust is important when it comes to finances. Without trust, there will be either no deal or a lot of resources will need to be invested in insurance, lawyers and bureaucracy.
There is hope for many leftists
FrontPage Magazine 4 July 2012
By Bruce Bawer
For decades, serving as a representative for a number of different non-governmental organizations, the British historian David Littman regularly made a noble nuisance of himself before the U.N. Commission on Human Rights Commission, and later the Human Rights Council, in Geneva.
His purpose was always the same: to do what little he could to touch the conscience of this at once tragically and farcically wayward agency, to remind it of its own official raison d’être, and to use his bully pulpit to draw the attention of the world to horrific circumstances upon which the Commission, later the Council, refused, for one reason or other, to act. In firm but civilized words, he spoke up, for instance, against the persistence in certain societies of the Jewish blood libel, documented certain societies’ violence against women, and condemned certain societies’ treatment of Christians.
haOlam 4 July 2012
Among the last of a generation passed away Saturday, as Yitzhak Shamir, former Israeli prime minister, state founder and patriot for the State of Israel, died at the age of 96.
Funeral services will be held Monday at Mt. Herzl. Shamir´s wife, Shulamit, died in 2011. Shamir is survived by two children, Yair and Gilada.