Happy Memorial Day!
Is capitalism ruining everything?
Focus, people, focus.
This Week: Crime, Economics, Marriage, Breeding, Nature, and Education!
To earn, you gotta learn. Also, maybe, relocate and/or get an education.
This Week: Cities, Wildlife, Transportation, and Money! (#202)
Will Georgia and South Carolina ever get their new nuclear reactors?
The fact that I’m on 200 means that I have been doing this for almost four years? Wow.
This week: Economics, Babies, Health, Technology, Education, and Religion!
This Week: Economics, Education, Europe, Creatures, and the Law!
In the wake of Brexit, many Millennials blamed Baby Boomers for ruining their futures. Is the same true in the U.S.?
The Self, others, body markings, and more!
Smaller government can’t be the sine qua non of the politics of freedom in a Wagner’s Law world.
Why on Earth might someone actually support Donald Trump? Derek Stanley offers up his reasons.
Clowns, witches, scientists, doctors, preachers, and other things that go bump in the night.
Crime in the City may be bad for your Health and the local Economy, but it’s also Educational.
Money, money, money
More Thiel, shuttering factories, and barber shops
This week: Crime, Transportation, Resources, Cities, Economics, and Television!
This week! Economics, Violence, Gender, Cities, Entertainment, and History!
This week! Family, Economics, Health, Education, Cities, and Asia!
Shrooms and Rockefellers.
Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.
This essay is about reading gay porn before class. And it resurrects an Ideological Outrage Of The Day from 2012. And a graphic novel. And striking out romantically. And Richard Dawkins.
World governance is something no serious thinker would today endorse. This is unfortunate, because world government is the only hope for the long-term survival of the human race.
I used to think Target was way cooler than it’s rival Walmart. I don’t think that way anymore.
It’s not news that adjunct professors don’t get paid a lot. But it is at least remarkable when life imitates Breaking Bad.
Hernando de Soto’s The Other Path illustrates how private transit services served the public’s needs and turned a profit.
Linky Friday: categories this week are sports and culture, art and nature, economics and politics, and war and peace.
Do you have a right to a product that must be provided to you through governmental coercion?
Noam Scheiber makes a radical suggestion. Eric Posner has lots of reasons why it’ll never work. Burt Likko says, “There’s a few things neither of you bright fellows have thought of.”
In a piece called “Robots Undercut the Case for More Immigrants” (seriously), David Frum argues that we shouldn’t let too many immigrants into the country because they will just be replaced by robots and therefore languish in intractable poverty.
This is wrong.
I have a piece up at the Atlantic called “What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America“. You should go read (and comment) there. To summarize: the cost of raising a child has increased substantially since 1960, but almost all of this increase is in areas such as education and health…
Both of my parents worked for General Motors “on the line” as they say. When I was about nine, Mom was out of work for two years because of muscle problems. Dad has similar issues when I was a sophomore in high school which meant time off from the factory. Working on the line was…
(The above is a screenshot of the Atlantic’s homepage taken March 10th around 11:30PM. A recap of SNL skits sits next to an article about nuclear war and above a photo series depiciting international struggles against gender inequality.) The issue of freelancing for, well, free, and the economics surrounding journalism, writing, blogging and “content creation,”…
My regular readers are aware that I am deeply irritated by what I see as a sort of New Orientalism creeping into discourse regarding the rise of East Asia as the center of global economic power. But even a stopped (and paranoid) clock can be right twice a day, and Eamonn Fingleton is right that…