On HBO the other day, Bill Maher said conservative authors had a racket going whereby they publish the same book over and over again and yet continue to prosper. “Maybe [conservatives] can only vote once every two years, but they can buy the same book,… Read More
Archives for February 2013
A reader writes: I am a history teacher and next week we begin the Industrial revolution and the economic systems, capitalism, socialism and communism. I work at a great school and the other teachers and I all share material to help eachother. Howerver, one teacher… Read More
Hold the cheers. Ben Abrams writes: Yesterday evening, just after six, I was listening to the local NPR station – I think it was WNPR, but might have been WSHU. In any case, they talked about how wonderful it was that Amazon was opening a… Read More
In this two-minute video, Francois Hollande gets an earful from Nigel Farage for his economic policies but also for distracting from economic problems with foreign intervention. “I do not want the United Kingdom to be part of a militaristic, warlike European Union,” says Farage.
Hessian has a well-developed design strategy for promoting its brand. But it has no product. It’s looking to sell its package to someone who does have a product. What do you make of this? Innovative or oddball?
Another reason you shouldn’t have made fun of them in school. The MIT Technology Review has an interesting piece on the central role of geeks in recent civil liberties battles, particularly against SOPA and PIPA, bills that would have damaged Internet freedom. So if you’re a geek, you have less… Read More
Well, he doesn’t come out and say so, but actions speak louder than words. We read that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe “urged Japan’s business leaders Tuesday to raise wages for employees, saying the move could help stimulate domestic demand and beat more than decade-long deflation.” That was precisely Hoover’s… Read More
Now on some level, we shouldn’t care: resisting violent people who claim the right to expropriate you and force you around is a natural right, and doesn’t rely on any parchment guarantee. But I for one prefer to address my opponents from every angle I… Read More
Jesse “You’re a ‘Racist’ if You Disagree With Me” Jackson is warning about semi-automatic weapons: “You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue.” Here’s an evaluation of this claim.