Tagged: Freddie


Meditating on Hipsters, Irony, and the Role of Status

What follows is in reference to this post about hipsters and irony. I will attempt to demonstrate one theory for how we get from hipsterism on the one hand to the politically destructive use of irony on the other....


Thermomixed Up, Part 8: The Rich Buddha

(Previously, Parts 1,  2,  3 , 4,  5, 6 and 7) In the comment section of a previous post, on the subject of living one’s convictions, I suggested that former Gentleman Freddie deBoer did not possess a complete set of male...


Markets and morally satisfying outcomes.

I need to vent a little bit about the way the discussions under Jason’s post on markets and E.D.’s response have tended to move into debates about the merits of communism and capitalism, as...