Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Democracy & Politics

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Say the word democracy.  Notice how good it sounds.  Everything democratic is good.  A democratic meeting, a democratic policy, a democratic giraffe… if the adjective fits the noun at all, anything you paint with it comes out shiny and bright. Now say the word politics.  Notice how bad … Continue reading

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Note To My Kids On JP

Fenster writes: I see that Jordan Peterson book around and think it is a good idea for you to read it. Meanwhile, here is something shorter: a very good article on the Jordan Peterson phenomenon. As Peterson has caught on … Continue reading

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Reading du Jour: An Interview with Musa al-Gharbi

Paleo Retiree writes: Excellent stuff from Columbia U. sociologist Musa al-Gharbi. Why were social scientists so baffled by Trump’s victory? Did people who voted for Trump have any rational reasons for doing so? What might be done about the left/lib bubble … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Miller, author of the excellent “The Mating Mind,” is an amazingly provocative and smart Tweeter.

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Chappaquiddick and PR

Fenster writes: Speaking of Chappaquiddick, as we are all about to do– Here is a Boston Globe interview with Ted Kennedy on the subject of Chappaquiddick.  It ran in July 1979–the tenth anniversary of the event. The summer of 1979 … Continue reading

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Jefferson on Judicial Review

Blowhard, Esq. writes: You seem … to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest … Continue reading

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The Law is a “Propaganda Weapon,” Says Former Supreme Court Justice

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In today’s New York Times editorial page, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for the repeal of the Second Amendment. In doing so, he attacks the majority decision in DC v. Heller written by Scalia: … Continue reading

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