Archive for March, 2012

A Little Appreciation For Paul Gottfried
Paul Gottfriedvia Paul Gottfried - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I've met Paul a handful of times, and while he probably doesn't remember, been to lunch with him once to discuss his work. Paul's been a troubling figure for me for two reasons. Fi…
Watching The Progressive Bloggers
It would be painfully easy to make a career out of criticizing the left. Plenty of people do it. It's entertaining but it doesn't further the cause. Unfortunately I have real work to do, and can't sign up for a daily routine. Maybe now and then I'l…
Brad DeLong Watch: Terminological Nits with Caldwell
Brad takes issue with Chris Caldwell's assertion that the republican party is not where wealth votes: It takes a somewhat weird failure to look at the cross-tabs to arrive at the conclusion that the Democratic Party is the party of "billionaires, …
Daily Krugman Watch: On Cato and the Kochs
March 5th, 2012 Posted by CurtD Krugman jumps on the Kochs bandwagon today: I replied: Of the libertarian think tanks, Cato is the most policy oriented. The Kochs want to move it more into policy and further away from theory in order to help the …
Karl Smith Watch: Learning From Fables
Crises, however, are not fables. They do not exist to teach us lessons or help us learn to mend our ways. The forces at work are utterly indifferent to the narratives we attach to them. Like everything else, they are simply a chain of events. One da…
Paul Krugman Watch: Framing The Divide As Foolishness Rather Than Strategy Serves No One
Paul Krugman writes that the right wing strategy is based on false principles. But he misses the point: There were some technical problems with my earlier post on GOP deficit phoniness, although not in any way that changes the message. So, here’…
Liberty And Violence
Liberty is purchased with the tip of a spear, the point of a sword or the barrel of a gun. It is maintained by a hard constitution, the common law, and the mastery of the violence required to prevent its subversion. Righteous indignation is litte more tha…