Daily Archive: April 26, 2010


Volcker and Trans-national Regulation

All those mind-boggling financial products that nobody understood were no help to the U.S. economy, and led it to the sorry state from which it is now attempting to recover.  So says Paul Volcker,...


Millman’s taxonomy.

If you like to chat about political philosophy in the abstract, you may want to head over to the American Scene, where Noah Millman’s trying to develop a taxonomy to get at some of...


The Great State of Jefferson

Strange Maps posts a picture of what was nearly our 49th state, carved out of the California hinterlands and Oregon’s southern counties. For more on Jefferson’s abbreviated history, check out John Schwenkler’s great article...


Bryan Caplan: An Adopted Child is Second-Best

The last thing I want is to give more free publicity to a book that frankly doesn’t look all that promising. But when you condescend to me, and when you bring my daughter into...


Euripides, “The Bacchae”

It’s a bit of a cliche to suggest that, if you want to understand the 60s, the play to see isn’t Hair; it’s the Bacchae. A depiction of orgiastic release that tips over, as...

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