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Tax Credits and Subsidies

My former colleague Will Wilkinson offers some insightful comments on our intuitions regarding taxes, subsidies, and fiscal policy. To wit: I think the assumption on the right is that first we work to make...

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At James B Franks’ Request, a MON TIKI Update!

  January 1, 2012: If there’s a phrase from this passage that feels like it hits a little too close to home, it’s “schemer and narcissist”. It’s an occupational hazard for anyone trying to...

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The destructiveness of “hard work”

Few things in American society are as universally revered as a good work ethic. It’s one of the core values we attempt to instill in our offspring. Commentators and politicians have been known to...

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More Facebook

Tom wrote a post a while back about employers demanding that employees turn over their Facebook passwords.  My opinion was that this is a very bad idea, and Tod pointed out some salient reasons...

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Four Weeks of Boat-Building in Four Minutes

Back in 1989 I made a 10′ x 8′ self-portrait composed of 6400 tiny xerox copies of a portrait of Andy Warhol. I used an early Macintosh II to help me map the location...

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Thoughts From Travelworld

It’s odd, really, how much travel I’ve been doing recently. I went nearly a year without any business travel and now it seems like every other day I’m away from home, in a hotel...

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The Hunger Games and Politics

So what did I think? The Hunger Games is about the empire of economic necessity. If you’re a human being, congratulations. You’re playing the hunger games too. Within just a few hours, you will...

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Log in, glaze over, tune out

One of the several bees who are long term residents in David Brooks’s bonnet is that a certain kind of love between teacher and student is what really spurs learning. Today’s iteration of the theme occurs...

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If you want to build a ship sweep the leg.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the...

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Post formatting and images

Below are some instructions for bloggers at this site on how to add images to posts to make them work properly as thumbnails and in the new frontpage design. It’s pretty easy. It’s also...

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A Hippie Commune with a Sun-Down Clause

[Image: The Pahi 63 “Gaia”, Flagship of the James Wharram Design fleet] We bought INTEMPERANCE in late 2007 and cruised Florida and the Bahamas in early 2008. Then my wife and daughters, and dog got...

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Jurisprudence blogging 0: Prologue

Questions of jurisprudence can become quite complicated. When we want to ask whether a particular judge went outside the law in making a decision, (or whether he was right to do so) we need...

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Self-Publishing is Over

Alan Jacobs, writing at TheAtlantic.com: [O]ne of the illusions most common to writers — an illusion that may make the long slow slog of writing possible, for many people — is that an enormous...

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Kludges, Adaptations, and Evolution, Part 2

(Part 1 here.) From Kevin Kelley’s Technium, March 4, 2008: A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art...

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Joy, purpose, and the hard work of parenting

Rod Dreher, writing at his new digs at Big Questions Online, has this to say about parenting and happiness: “The loss of parental freedom is severe, and if young marrieds had any idea how...

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Bike to Work Week

Well it’s bike to work week and due to the fact that it is also ridiculously nice here – I mean upper 70’s which is almost hot – I thought it would be a...

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