I wish I was making up that title, but that is the advertisement for a new position at the University of Bristol. I can’t help but think of the job position as “Manager of Spontaneous Discovery.” Perhaps T.S. Eliot will not be offended; We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together…
Cafe Hayek’s Don Boudreaux has an interesting quote from a 1905 work on English law
James Hanley’s not impressed by Warren’s “outsider” status.
When I referenced a Thoughtcatalogue essay by Tanya Cohen in my recent post, a number of people suggested the essay was a hoax. It was so poorly written and hyperbolic that this certainly seemed plausible (even if I thought one commenter went too far in writing as though there was no question that it was…
I have a tank full of water. I have a fire below the tank. But I have no hot water. My hvac guy is as mystified as I.
Mitt Romney is considering running again in 2016. Herewith a little history lesson. Three men have lost their first election as their party’s presidential nominee, then gone on to get their party’s nomination again:*# Democrats William Jennings Bryan (1896, 1900, and 1908), and Adlai Stevenson II (1952, 1956), and Republican Thomas Dewey (1944, 1948). Each…
James Hanley critiques the “good judgement” pseudo-defense of free speech.
It’s amateur hour at the American Political Science Association.
James Hanley reacts to reports of an academic using a rather strong word about Republicans.
Hernando de Soto’s The Other Path illustrates how private transit services served the public’s needs and turned a profit.
Presented without comment. Gueguen’s study had 19-year-old female volunteers wearing black shoes with heels that were 0.5cm (0.2 inches) or 5cm (2 inches) or 9cm (3 1/2 inches) high. Then they asked men between the ages of 25-50 for help in various circumstances.
It was a blustery day at the Hanley house.
James Hanley updates you on the international political conflict in Norstrand.
James Hanley relays economics news sure to wholly satisfy nobody.
Hanley gets on his high horse, or perhaps it’s just a big mule, and explains why 2008 proved nothing.
Hanley takes a mini-road trip with the kids, and a great time is had by all.
James Hanley doubts the argument against subsidies for federal health care exchanges is bonkers.
James Hanley ponders not assigning a textbook at all.
James Hanley argues that even suspected Nazis have constitutional rights.
Just for kicks. My wife stumbled across this last night–the challenge is to spell your name in bands (without cheating and looking them up). Here’s me: Jazz Butcher
James Hanley considers Michael Humer’s suggestion that you’re all a bunch of brain-washed hostages.
From an article about prospective carbon capture technology comes this gem.
First is a sentence from a best-selling American Government text, introducing the concept of congressional oversight of executive agencies.
From Rousseau’s Government of Poland:
Ask and ye shall receive. James Hanley produces theory and evidence of bad management at the USPS.
James Hanley tries Spotted Dick in a can.
It’s been a big month for #1 daughter.
“Ass in seat. There’s no other way to be a writer but ass in seat.”
by James Hanley
Well, I’m some kind of professor anyway.
This week the convention discovered its first error in the procedures. They realized that asking the chair to also be the scribe (secretary) was asking too much, so they split those tasks, as I expected they would eventually do. Now the chair appoints the scribe, who becomes the chair in the succeeding session and appoints…
James Hanley uses deadfall from his back yard to make a gavel for his students, because it’s more fun than buying one.
James Hanley civilly argues that Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is not wrong to encourage civility, but he is dangerously wrong to elevate civility above freedom of speech.
James Hanley reports on the first official meeting of the post-zombie constitutional convention. The delegates immediately began problem solving.
Michigan’s minimum wage goes up to $8.15/hour on Labor Day. Student workers at my school have had their maximum weekly hours cut from 8 to 6 1/2. Santa Fe, New Mexico substantially increased its minimum wage ten years ago, and it now stands at $10.66/hour, the second highest in the country. The effects on the…
Thank god for New York’s Peter King. I thought for a bit that Obama was going to get away with Or it.
James Hanley recaps the first week of his Constitutional Crisis course. Spoiler: not much has happened yet, but that won’t stop him from rambling on.