Inequality, justice, equity--modern society struggles with these values, and the media, politicians, economists, and artists address income and inequality as if it's a new issue. Anyone who reads the Bible or even Charles Dickens knows these issues have been part of human society throughout recorded history. At common law, judges developed the concept of equity to do the right thing.
The elite propose income transfer schemes and government control designed to protect and insulate the elite and keep the poor indebted to them. Some of the worst abuses have been inflicted on Native Americans or American Indians.
Now the elite have incurred massive debts that leave entire nations (and their citizens) vulnerable to a different kind of rule of equity--domination by creditors, foreign and domestic.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Black market in Indian artifacts

“The illegal trade in artifacts is very lucrative and represents a large criminal worldwide activity. Law enforcement officials understand not only the economic but also the global cultural impact of these crimes,” said Drew Northern, FBI Supervisory Special Agent.


My comment: There are two aspects of this story that haven't been reported, or at least not emphasized, so far as I've seen. One, Mr. Miller collected these items before enactment of the laws prohibiting such collecting. Two, Mr. Miller had the last known skeleton of a Native American giant, which will likely never be seen again.

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