Daily Archive: February 20, 2009

In which…

Robert Stacy McCain reveals both an inherent lack of understanding regarding the Israel/Palestine conflict, and an unhealthy degree of bloody, American-made machismo.  Really McCain, you think totally subduing the Palestinian people and then “rinsing”...

A Top Ten List!

Helen breaks all this talk of shame culture into a list, which I reproduce for you below.  (How very appropriate for a blog.  That all blog posts aren’t top ten lists still amazes me…)...

The Theocon Menace

Damon Linker is beating the same drum he’s been beating for some time now, warning against a perceived theocon menace that threatens to overthrow everything Americans have worked toward in fashioning a modern, liberal...

Leaving the Right to Save the Right

Amongst several others, Ross Douthat has some really good thoughts on my arguments for a more liberal libertarianism. So good are a lot of these responses that I could probably spend the next month discussing them (don’t worry, I won’t). But Ross’ points are probably the most comprehensive.

Growth and Prosperity

The loss of our self-understanding as parts of a whole meant that individuals who achieved material success were able to consider their achievement as fully their own. By contrast, those who happened to be...

This depends a bit on perspective and I can’t say that it’s 100% true. But an emailer writes to inform me that for a bit there you could literally not find an item on...

To Nationalize or Not To Nationalize?

Barry Ritholtz has posted a nice collection of links from different sources arguing for or against bank nationalization.   To reiterate my previous post, I’m more concerned about how something like this gets executed and...

Banking In Common(s)

In the comments to my earlier post on The Commons Br. Kain wrote: I would like you to expand not merely on this concept, but on how you see it implemented. Now Br. Dave’s...

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