Daily Archive: December 18, 2009

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker…

So, I don’t have the time or the philosophical chops to comment on the (to me, at least) fascinating exchange between William B. (also here) and Jason Kuznicki.  But, I wanted to point our readers...

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neo-liberal-tarian-ism

Okay – so for our neoliberal and liberaltarian readers and contributors – I’d be curious to know what you think the distinction between these two political positions might be?  Is there a substantive difference...

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Question for readers: financial regulation edition

Yglesias has a post today arguing basically that financial regulation is where liberals and Democrats should be uncompromising.  And while that’s not exactly what the post amounts to – since it essentially admits to...

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A little more on the principle of rectification.

Jason Kuznicki responds to my Nozick review, arguing that people who think some large-scale rectification of previous injustices is required before we can do anything practical about making government minimal are wrong. I don’t...

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Reimagining the welfare state

I have come more and more to believe that America is need of a stronger set of safety-nets and public investment in general.  Beyond the need for a more robust safety-net apparatus including some...

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The State of “Reform”

Monsieur IOZ pretty much sums up the state of health care reform perfectly in his latest.  At what point do advocates of public choice theory get to say “told ya so” about the almost...

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Just who are the Japanese?

This isn’t particularly new or exciting, but I recently stumbled across this fascinating article from Jared Diamond on Japan’s enthnographic history.