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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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14 Responses

  1. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    I’m glad they’re getting married. Marriage can be tough, but I’m sure that any difficulties they might face will be fixed by the market.Report

  2. Avatar Simon K says:

    That should make Megan’s blog at least 80% less irritating.Report

  3. Avatar Dylan says:

    This may just be me, but every time I read the phrase “epistemic closure” in a political context, I want to scream, “That’s not what it means!Report

  4. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    And, because Megan wanted to change things up a bit, Cato scholar Timothy B. Lee.

    Yup, that’ll add a lot of ideological variety.Report

    • Avatar Simon K in reply to Mike Schilling says:

      @Mike Schilling, Heh. But y’know Cato employs people with a very wide range of different views – I mean Tim Lee isn’t particulaly libertarian except on network-related issues, and Bjorn Lomborg is some kind of generic European Social Democrat. Dislike them if you want to, but they’re the least ideologically purist of all the major think tanks and they do deserve some credit for that.Report

      • Avatar Barry in reply to Simon K says:

        @Simon K, “Bjorn Lomborg is some kind of generic European Social Democrat.”

        BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT! Climate change denialists are on the right.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Barry says:

          @Barry, by definition?Report

        • Avatar Simon K in reply to Barry says:

          @Barry, Right, yes, of course. Everyone must be safely categorised or cognitive dissonance might cause our tiny brains to explode. Thank goodness for that.

          Or you could try learning what people actually believe (hint – to be a denialist you have to actually deny that something is happening) rather than labelling them. But that might be effort and cause thought – probably not worth the risk.Report

  5. Avatar Mike Farmer says:

    Jason, yes, I should have clarified that, but I was actually clarifiying the invention claim in this post. I’m not accusing Sanchez of anything — he did state it was inadvertently improperly applied.Report

  6. Avatar Barry says:

    In the end, the only difference is that some of those guys might be more honest than McMegan – which wouldn’t be hard. I still think that she shouuld get a Michael Kelly award for the post she wrote the day after HCR passed (the one which complained about the ‘tyranny of the majority’).Report

  7. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Greece just got Junked by Moody’s.Report