Daily Archive: January 5, 2011

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Prohibition’s Friends and Enemies

“These two former drug warriors, who spent their careers trying to enforce prohibition, think we should legalize part of or all of the drug trade. But the heroin-smoking dealer and the coke-snorting professional lean...

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An “I Told You So” Post

So, having heard for months that the Republicans really are serious about cutting government spending this time, and that they’d be able to do it without cutting Medicare, Social Security, or defense, even if...

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Quote for Today

“The triumph of the spiritual principle means, not the subordination of man to the universe, but the revelation of the universe in personality”. -Nikolai Berdaiev

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For the Cavesteaders…

National Geographic reports that explorers in Vietnam have just uncovered the largest cave passage yet found. It has “room enough for an entire New York City block of 40 story buildings” and can fit...

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My belated contribution to Freddie’s book club

I’m well off the pace of Freddie’s book club, but I’ve been meaning to write something about The Name of the Rose for some time now. Below, you’ll find a few half-formed thoughts on...

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The Problem with Public Sector Unions

[updated] North sums up the differences between public and private sector unions quite nicely in the comments: -Private sector unions negotiate with business managers who are selected indirectly by shareholders/business owners. Public sector unions...

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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehn, adieu

On behalf of my colleague Jon Rowe, I bid everyone at the League farewell. The merger between The One Best Way and the League of Ordinary Gentlemen has not worked as well as we...

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