Daily Archive: September 27, 2011


Affirmative Action and Philosophy vs. Reality

In a post I did on religion a while back, I talked about the various reasons I tend to distrust using Philosophy as a tool to solve disagreements about public policy. While I appreciate...


Neo-Liberalism Again

Henry Farrell summarizes neoliberalism as defined by Colin Crouch in The Strange Non-death of Neo-liberalism: Crouch depicts classical liberalism and social democracy as mirror images of each other. Both are intensely suspicious of the...


No more please

I admit, when I saw my first Buck the Fuckeyes, I chuckled but I quickly realized there’s little value in shirts like those. Swift makes the case that shirts like those really don’t belong...


The Antipodean Political Style

A little taste of how politics can differ between the US and New Zealand. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand was visiting Canterbury University in earthquake-stricken Christchurch.  He sees a sign posted up...

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