A Bloggy Puttanesca: Now with Government Shutdowns, Tea Parties, Trucker Protests and Confederate Flags!

Quick thoughts on the continued government shutdown, this weekend’s Trucker Protest and Veteran’s March, the Washington Redskins, the Confederate flag, and the true meaning of populism.

Driving Blind: Slave Labor in the Modern Economy

He did not move. Eyes shut, he waited, shivering. He heard Travis breathe  loud in the room; he heard Travis shift his rifle, click the safety catch, and  raise the weapon. There was a sound of thunder.” Chandeliers made from recycled bicycles, cut steel, and LEDs adorn an underpass in San Antonio, Texas. Daniel Dennett…