Tagged: work

Balzac 6

Sunday Morning! Balzac’s Wild Ass’s Skin

The Balzac streak continues with a supernatural tale built on the fantastical conceit that our energies can be used to fulfill our desires or squandered and lost.


Ben Shapiro Works Those Feelings

For facts not caring about feelings, there sure are a lot of folks getting all up in their feels whenever Ben Shapiro is the topic.


In Praise of Work

Work, not leisure, should be seen as the mark of the good life.



Working songs.


The Child-Free Generation’s Hard Bargain With Capitalism

Flip through a few American newspapers and magazines, and it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that there’s a cultural obsession with fertility. (“Where Have All The Babies Gone?” “America’s Baby Bust.” “More...


Charity and Stigma

I think that there should be a mild, limited, almost unspoken social stigma against able-bodied adult charity recipients. Usually there is, but often it comes with a lot of needless baggage. First, it should...


Inequality, Freedom, and Dignity

Note: This post is a belated entry to our League Symposium on inequality. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far,...


Sounds of the City

Right now  as I start this post, out on the street, the same somebody who comes by once a week is creating the clink-clink noise of bottles being sorted out of the neighborhood recycle...


The Zen of Twee

  From the  New York Magazine article The Twee Party: One afternoon last June, the quaint silhouette of a three-masted sailboat made its way into New York Harbor and pulled up at the Red...

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