Monthly Archives: September 2005

SHOCKING GOOD SENSE

Dr. Charles Wheelan is an eminently sane and sensible economist. He’ll therefore never make it as a pundit. I’m going to read regularly anyway.

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SO, WHICH IS IT?

Nearly 40 years ago, Thomas Merton predicted that the “radical spirit” of the 60′s would be either a “decisive force” and a cause for hope, or the harbinger of “a permanently organized welfare state, blind and dedicated to the forceful … Continue reading

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NANNY SMACKDOWN

Alfie Kohn goes upside the head of SuperNanny, and takes a swipe at B.F. Skinner in the process.

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ANOTHER QUOTE FROM FEYERABEND

“Why would anyone want to liberate anyone else? Surely not because of some abstract advantage of liberty but because liberty is the best way to free development and thus to happiness. We want to liberate people so that they can … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

I have no objection to incompetence but I do object when incompetence is accompanied by boredom and self-righteousness . – Paul K. Feyerabend

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CLERIHEWS

See, if you’re not careful, you learn something every day. Via Tom Kreitzberg, I discovered that a clerihew is a four line poem, in aabb form, that tells us something about a person, who is usually named in the first … Continue reading

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HBTM

I had a birthday last weekend. I look pretty good for a 50-year-old man. Which is kinda sad, because I turned 41.

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