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The Great Wiki

August 19th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Apropos of these recent musings on cross-partisan perspective taking, I was recently talking to a friend about the rather open-ended recovery/12-step concept of placing yourself at the mercy of a “greater power.” As a lifelong atheist, this seems like it’s bound to present some problems if I ever develop a sufficiently bad habit, and so […]

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Tags: General Philosophy · Markets

Cringely Inducing

July 21st, 2009 · 7 Comments

Sometimes I swear the Times runs articles just to make my head hurt. Consider this op-ed by one Robert X. Cringely, who does actually appear to be a fictional character dreamt up by Arthur Sulzburger (or other, darker forces) to be the instrument of my torment: Microsoft makes most of its money from two products, […]

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Tags: Economics · Markets · Tech and Tech Policy

Orwell in Bailoutland

December 15th, 2008 · 27 Comments

Oh, FireDogLake: Conservative ideologues looking to punish workers and the American middle class for auto industry failures are driven by an authoritarian worldview George Lakoff calls the strict parent model. Senate Republicans see their opposition to the rescue of Detroit as whipping the children. They are not that different from the failed father who thinks […]

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Tags: Economics · Language and Literature · Markets · Moral Philosophy

Michael Lind’s Industrial Fetish

November 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Figure I should cross-link this post at Ars, since my modal political geek reader probably cares more than my modal tech geek reader about my picking a fight with Michael Lind.

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Tags: Journalism & the Media · Markets · Self Promotion · Sociology · Tech and Tech Policy

The Root of All Evil

September 24th, 2008 · 18 Comments

I’m bemused at the way we’re perpetually told the fundamental cause of the ongoing meltdown is Wall Street “greed,” as though that somehow counted as an explanation. How, pray, would we describe it if mortgage lenders had rejected many more applications from lower-income folks, on the grounds that they were poor risks? Well, greed, of […]

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Tags: Economics · Markets

Woo Regulation!

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

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Tags: Markets

Shorter Ezra Klein

December 13th, 2007 · 6 Comments

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Komrade Kitch

November 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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Dock Him $10 for This Post…

October 17th, 2007 · 4 Comments

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Au Revoir, Laissez Faire!

October 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Markets