Unlearning and Relearning

By: Sunday January 20, 2013 10:40 am

I need to unlearn the economics I was taught in college, relentlessly reinforced through conventional wisdom and its advertising program, and relearn it from the perspective of close observation of reality.

 

The Incorrigibles

By: Sunday May 13, 2012 9:30 am

One of the things I like best about human beings is our persistent incorrigibility. Even when we don’t want to we often escape expert predictions of our behavior. Call it the human uncertainty principle. As soon as you know where we are you lose knowledge about where we’re headed and how fast we’re headed there. Or maybe you’ve guessed where we’re headed but you no longer know where we are.

Oligarchy and Social Organization

By: Sunday November 20, 2011 10:40 am

When people believe things that are obviously untrue, and obviously not in their best financial interests, it means that Oligarchy has asserted control of the market in ideas.

Panetta: Defense “Catastrophe” Would Mean Reduced Military Presence in Latin America and Africa

By: Thursday October 13, 2011 4:25 pm

Leon Panetta has said time and time again since the inking of the debt limit deal that defense cuts at the level of what would be triggered by a Super Committee failure would be disastrous. He did so again at a Congressional hearing today. And we finally got a sense of what that “disaster” would specifically look like, according to Ben Armbruster’s account. Turns out it would mean that US military personnel might not be in every country on Earth. Disaster!

DOJ’s New Miranda Policy Betrays Constitution and Power of Judiciary

By: Thursday March 24, 2011 7:45 am

The Obama Administration has sought to improperly alter Constitutional Miranda rights by administrative decree.

FDL’s Hot House: (10/28 Update) 104 Congressional Races to Watch

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 7:10 pm

The number of contests up in the air continues to grow: As a result of new polling, I’m adding two close races to the list, FL-25 and KY-03.

Several other races have also been updated to reflect new information. Overall, the updates are a mixed bag, but, on net, I would say today’s news is slightly positive for Democrats.

The Myth of Adam (Smith)

By: Sunday May 2, 2010 9:30 am

Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchins, Sam Harris and their clubby ilk  love to ramble on about destructive, unreasoned religious beliefs that enchain humanity in a continued dark age. It’s a mistake to blame human wonder at the mystery of it all rather than the blowhards of institutional religion who turn our wonder and worry to their [...]

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