Late Night: Piketty’s Failure of Nerve, or Why Marx Is Still the Boogeyman

By: Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00 pm

Piketty’s emphatic denial of Marxian influence on his work – and the fact that he felt compelled to make it in the first place – is quite telling. The decades of heavy-duty demonizing dumped on Marx by capitalism’s cheerleaders, particularly in the United States, have scared people away from studying his work to the point where even a French economist is quick to deny being contaminated by the thoughts of the Great Satanic Boogeyman.

 

Sunday Late Night: Look Who Has a Middle East Opinion!

By: Sunday November 25, 2012 8:01 pm

Amazingly, Condoleezza Rice is unashamed to submit an Opinion piece for publication in this morning’s Washington Post — regarding the Middle East. I mean, I would attend to this woman’s opinion on dominatrix boots and dinner-party gaffes, but whatever she has to say about the Middle East can be burned with yesterday’s trash.

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.

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