William Henry Smyth, a Californian engineer, is usually credited with inventing the word technocracy in to describe "the rule of the people made effective through the agency of their servants, the scientists and engineers", although the word had been used before on several occasions. Scott proposed that money be replaced by energy certificates denominated in units such as ergs or joulesequivalent in total amount to an appropriate national net energy budget, and then distributed equally among the North American population, according to resource availability.
A somewhat similar argument could be made for the WW II, but, in general, preventive wars are nothing new in human history. But what about Russia, one may ask, or China. Taken at face value the question may seem strange—both China, and especially Russia are nuclear armed states which can defend themselves.
They do have deterrents and that supposedly should stop any attempt on any kind of war on them. This all is true but only so far.
One may consider the current geopolitical situation in which China has all but created a new alternative economic power poleand in which the US finds herself increasingly in the position of the still extremely important but second and, eventually, even third place player in Eurasian economic development.
This is not the case with Russia. It becomes also true when one begins to look at doctrinal and technological developments both in the US and Russia.
The contrast is startling, even if one considers a very dubious US intelligence analysis on Russia. This is not the case with the United States who is a consummate expeditionary power and fights wars not on own territory, and whose population and political elites are not conditioned by continental warfare.
This quantification remains virtually unchanged for modern day Russia. Even famous Russophobe and falsifier, Richard Pipes, was forced to admit that: Such figures are beyond the comprehension of most Americans.
Such a country Russia tends also to assess the rewards of defense in much more realistic terms. As Michael Lind writes: The possibility of military defeat and invasion are usually left out of discussion…. The United States, if one discounts Pearl Harbor has not suffered a serious invasion from ; Britain, though it has been bombed from the air in the 20th centuryhas been free from foreign invasion even longer….
Elsewhere in the world, political elites cannot as easily separate foreign policy and economics.
Russia lives under these pressures constantly and, in fact, Russians as ethnos were formed and defined by warfare. Russia is also defined by her weapons and it is here where we may start looking for one of the most important rationales for anti-Russian hysteria in Washington which have proceeded unabated sincethe return of Crimea inin reality even earlier.
The problem here is not with Russia, which offers unprecedented access to all kinds of foreigners, from businessmen and tourists to political and intelligence overt and covert professionals.
That is the reality not defined by meaningless Wall Street economic indices. Whether this lesson will be learned by the combined West is yet to be seen. So far, the learning process has been slow for US crowd which cheered on US deindustrialization and invented a fairy tale concept of post-industrial, that is non-productive, virtual economy.
No other nation with the exception of the US and Russia, not even China, can produce and procure a cutting edge military technology which has capabilities beyond the reach of everyone else.Russia is facing a demographic crisis that threatens its very existence.
In the 20 years since the Soviet Union's dissolution, the new Russia has ridden a startling economic trajectory. President Vladimir Putin openly admits that economic sanctions “are severely harming Russia.”Imposed largely in response to the Kremlin’s illegal annexation of Crimea in , Western.
by Peter Koenig for the Saker blog.
The onslaught of western Russia bashing in the past days, since the alleged poison attack by a Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok (the inventor of which, by the way, lives in the US), on a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, has been just horrifying.
During the August Russo-Georgian War, the operations of Russia’s 58 th Army were termed as “coercion into peace”. It is an appropriate term once one recalls what truly was at stake then.
Drawing upon decades of experience, RAND provides research services, systematic analysis, and innovative thinking to a global clientele that includes government . An autocracy is a system of government in which supreme power is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control (except perhaps for the implicit threat of a coup d'état or mass insurrection). Absolute monarchies (such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Brunei and Swaziland. Russia’s Clash With the West Is About Geography, Not Ideology The Marshall Plan recognized the limits of U.S. power in Europe. To be successful, so must diplomacy with Moscow today.
Technocracy is a proposed system of governance where decision-makers are selected on the basis of their expertise in their areas of responsibility, particularly scientific knowledge. This system explicitly contrasts with the notion that elected representatives should be the primary decision-makers in government, though it does not necessarily imply eliminating elected representatives.
In early September , Russian President Vladimir Putin brought artificial intelligence from the labs of Silicon Valley, academia, and the basement of the Pentagon to the forefront of international politics.