Daily Archive: October 12, 2009


Contra Bill Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell’s latest article isn’t 2009’s best piece of sports journalism. In fact, it’s not even the best article about football-related concussions. For that, you’ll have to go to GQ’s “Game...

In Defense of Capitalism

Please read Jagdish Bhagwati’s excellent defense of free markets and free trade in the wake of the global financial panic.

Open Thread

“If deflation really gets so out of hand that it plunges us into Depression-like circumstances, that’ll be bad for everyone. But if we have four or five years of near-zero inflation and 9-10 percent...

Race and Politics

If you missed it, Scott, Jamelle, and Reihan Salam did a podcast together.   You can listen to it here.

Endless Divisions

Freddie’s piece on Ross Douthat is top-notch.  But more interesting than the critique of Douthat-as-columnist, is Freddie’s analysis of conservatism divided, which after a second and third reading, I can agree with to a...

Thank Canada

Writing from my mother-in-law’s beautiful home on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia… To all our Canadian Readers (and beloved true Canadian member of the League), Happy Thanksgiving Long Weekend (Canadian Observed).

Odds and Ends

I wanted to quickly highlight Publius’ response to my post the other day on net neutrality.  It’s a useful response that reinforces a key point that I was trying to make: if “reduced government...

Nobel Democracy-Promotion Prize

So Sullivan recommends that Mousavi gets the Nobel Peace Prize instead of Obama.  I wonder, is the Peace Prize about promoting peace or is it about promoting democracy?  Mousavi has helped egg on riots...