Tagged: politics

That’s a Load’a “You Know What” 0

That’s a Load’a “You Know What”

The other day I dumped on Romney about his op-ed in the Detroit News. On the other hand, I really liked this speech that Obama gave to the UAW the other day. There are...

The Economist on Romney on Detroit 0

The Economist on Romney on Detroit

Our former Governor had an op-ed in the Detroit News the other day arguing, well I can’t quite figure out what he’s arguing. He seems to be trying to take credit for something he...

Coming Apart 0

Coming Apart

You’ve probably heard that Charles Murray has a new book out. If you remember the controversy surrounding some of his earlier books, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that there’s been quite a...

Root Strikers 1

Root Strikers

OK, it’s Halloween, so it’s time for a scary story. Do you want to know why Occupy Wall Street and the Teaparty movement are so angry? Lawrence Lessig explains in this video: Warning, it’s...

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H.R.3035

Don’t look now, but if H.R.3035 (aka the Mobile Information Call Act of 2011) becomes law, your cell phone is going to become as worthless as your landline phone. Terry Lee, who has received...

Redefining Sanity 0

Redefining Sanity

I find the sheer craziness of modern US politics hard to understand. The best explanation I’ve found is Richard Hofstadter’s classic Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. This morning, Chris Ladd posted an interesting article called...

ElizabethForMA 0

ElizabethForMA

Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy for the Senate yesterday. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll already know that we’re big fans of hers. The press coverage yesterday was pretty annoying....

Breakaway Wealth 0

Breakaway Wealth

I liked Barry Ritholtz’s comments on the recent Washington Post special report called Breakaway Wealth. My favorite quote: Legalized theft of shareholder assets, approved by a corrupt Congress. If you haven’t seen it yet,...

Peter Diamond 0

Peter Diamond

Just in case you needed any more examples of how broken our government has become, Peter Diamond just withdrew his nomination to the Fed. Richard Shelby claimed he was blocking the nomination because Diamond...

Topic Sentence 0

Topic Sentence

We went to see Ira Glass last night. He gave a very interesting talk interspersed with audio fragments from his radio show. Most of his talk was about telling stories. Why it’s such a...