Daily Archive: October 5, 2010

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Once More, with Weirdness

{I do want to respond to nadezhda in greater depth at some point. I also understand that this is a bit impressionistic-like most discussions of culture. For now, however, let me say that I...

20

False dichotomies: Foragers vs. Farmers edition

Robin Hanson’s post on “Type A and Type B” people (or foragers vs. farmers) is like a weird cousin of the novel, Ishmael. And like every other pundit’s false dichotomy, it fails to deliver...

3

Presidential Hugs

Via Balko, we learn that Barack Obama is just too huggy: Am I the only one who saw weakness when President Obama and his departing chief of staff Rahm Emanuel gave each other big,...

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Actually, I’d like to know how D’Souza thinks

I realize that political publications lob softball questions at ideological fellow-travelers all the time, but National Review’s “interview” with Dinesh D’Souza about his bizarre Forbes cover story is truly embarrassing. First, he gets basic...

4

A Purposeful Education

I enjoyed both Jason’s and William’s takes on the cruelty of high school (of course, any grade can be a cruel one – my fifth grade in Catholic school in Canada was fairly cruel,...

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Deirdre McCloskey at Cato Unbound

This month’s Cato Unbound features a lead essay by economist and polymath Deirdre McCloskey. Though she’s been professionally associated with the Chicago School, her ideas are anything but predictable, and she’s been one of...

17

Empty days.

In the comments to Jason’s post on gay teen suicide, cruelty, and high school, R. Pointer posted a link (by way of David Friedman) to an old essay called “Why Nerds Are Unpopular.” The...

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