Daily Archive: August 30, 2011


Unions and Corporations

So I support unions, even government unions, because in the system we have there is no reason not to support unions. We accept all sorts of economic distortions. Corporations are legal entities, sanctioned by...


Liberalism, Centrism, and Libertarianism

Since I have been called a “fake liberal” recently, I thought I’d delve into the subject once again. I am a liberal mainly because the rather short arc of liberalism traces pretty well alongside...


Fantasy Utopias

This old Sady Doyle post at The Awl helps me understand better where I think she’s coming from in regards to Martin’s work. After pointing out the many flaws with female-oriented fantasy, she writes:...


Plotinus and Evil

How does evil get into the world? Where does it come from? Why is it here? For religions that attribute a fallen nature to man, this isn’t such a problem; after all, it was...


Lucky Number Seven

From Michael Shermer’s new book The Believing Brain: During the run-up to the 2004 presidential election, while undergoing a brain scan, thirty men — half self-described “strong” Republicans and half “strong” Democrats — were...

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