Category Archives: Politics and Economics

A Vested Interest In Disorder

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I found myself mulling over a discussion in our class in History and Moral Philosophy. Mr. Dubois was talking about the disorders that preceded the breakup of the North American republic, back in the 20th century. … Continue reading

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Caldwell on Trump

Paleo Retiree writes: From a terrific piece by Christopher Caldwell: In our time, as in Jackson’s, the ruling classes claim a monopoly not just on the economy and society but also on the legitimate authority to regulate and restrain it, … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Moldbug, er Boldmug, is Back

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Thanks to Callowman for alerting me to this. Lots and lots to chew on here, here’s just one (very lengthy, but hey, it’s Moldbug we’re talking about) example: …do you see the actual organizational structure of Washington, DC … Continue reading

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What Bannon Reads

Fenster writes: Here is an interesting read about what Steve Bannon reads, and what may be on his mind. One of his favorite books is The Fourth Turning.  I was fascinated by the book when it came out in the … Continue reading

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The Return of the Planned Economy?

Fenster writes: Jack Ma, the Chairman of the Board of the Chinese internet giant Alibaba, suggests that big data may herald the return of the planned economy. Over the past 100 years, we have always felt that the market economy … Continue reading

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Primer on Refugee Law

Fenster writes: No, Fenster is not doing a primer on refugee law.  He can only comment as a rank amateur on what looks like a good primer (thanks to the highly credible Volokh Conspiracy for the link). The primer, written … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: More here.

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