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With a title pulled from Immanuel Kant's famous statement that 'out of the crooked timber of humanity, no stra [Read More]

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Economics in Two Lessons, Chapter 6
Thanks to everyone who the first five chapters of my book, Economics in Two Lessons. Now here's the draft of Chapter 6: The opportunity cost of destruction This is the last part of the book devoted to Lesson 1 Market prices reflect and determine oppo...
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The travesty of liberalism
More in the suddenly topical vein of ‘who will rid us of those troublesome leftists' from Sean Wilentz. For Chait, the problem is "It's obvious to me why conservatives want everybody who's alienated by the callout culture to self-identify as a conser...
Crooked Timber
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Posters for your March For Our Lives event
Are you participating in a March For Our Lives event this coming Saturday, March 24th? There are hundreds of events taking place across the world. And now you don't even have to worry about what sign to carry. Members of Action Together Zurich have c...
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Scalded Chait
I want to write about other things on Crooked Timber than Jonathan Chait. Really, I do. I have a half-finished essay on The Globalists that is going to be so much more worth your time (if only because the book itself is so good). But since he's writt...
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Weird Questions
Having grumped about Annihilation, based on Jeff VanderMeer's novel [amazon], I'd like to make a post in praise of that author's anthology work. A couple years back, while working up a syllabus for my ‘Science Fiction and Philosophy' class, I conside...
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Persistence of Mummery?
Our Corey has a good piece in Harpers, "Forget About It". He concludes by reflecting on how and why his ‘continuity-of-Trump-with-conservative-tradition' thesis rubs people wrong: My wife explained it to me recently: in making the case for continuity...
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Sunday photoblogging: snow
We've just had our second late-in-the-year dose of snow in the UK, although this photo is from 2013....
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Economics in Two Lessons: Chapter 5
Thanks to everyone who the first four chapters of my book, Economics in Two Lessons. I'm continuing with policy applications of Lesson 1: Market prices reflect and determine opportunity costs faced by consumers and producers. That will be followed by...
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Friday, March 16, 2018

We're all going to need safe spaces
So I got muted on Twitter this morning by Jonathan Chait. It's amazing how if you reduce somebody's arguments to an absurdly simplistic caricature, it sounds like an absurdly simplistic caricature. You're conducting argument at the intellectual level...
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Economics in Two Lessons: Chapter 4
Thanks to everyone who the first three chapters of my book, Economics in Two Lessons. I've learned a lot from the comments and made changes in response to some of them. These chapters have been a bit abstract, but now I'm moving on to some applicatio...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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