Daily Archive: February 18, 2009

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tongue-twisterisms

Is it just me or has there been a lot phrases bandied about lately that come, for lack of a better phrase, trippingly off the tongue?  For instance “liberal liberalism” vs “illiberal liberalism” (or...

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from my ink-stained hands

I found this post to be a good rundown of why the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act is such a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad law. As someone who has been madly in...

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The Tone-Deafness of the “Statism” Charge

Jonah Goldberg argues that a left-libertarian fusionism is not only doomed to failure but is in fact likely to lead to a less libertarian, more “statist” society: As for it being undesirable, I am...

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liberalisms

K. Anthony Appiah writes: Alan Wolfe is the sort of social theorist who would rather be plausible than provocative. Eschewing the lunacies of the left and the right—avoiding even their slighter sillinesses—he hews to...

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Not quite there yet…

Maybe one day I’ll write about something other than the markets, but today is not that day.  Anyway… A response to E.D.’s last post in this conversation: I recoginze that bank nationalization as an option...

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the foul rag and bone shop of real politics

You may have to put some of this in your Helen Rittelmeyer-style “things I believe but cannot prove” file. Fair warning. I read stuff like this, from John, and am intrigued, and I always...

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“by no definition of the word…”

1. Please see an update to this post here. Okay, so right off the bat I’ve taken some flak for my assertion in this post that Mormons are “by no definition of the word,...

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Christianism and the Gay Marriage Debate

Regarding Andrew’s post about the full-page anti-gay-marriage ad run in the Salt Lake Tribune, I find I am once again conflicted over the use of the term “Christianist.”  While I do think it rightly...

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