Archive for June, 2012

The Two Sources Of Belonging

We all want to belong to a group. Some of us less or more than others. But few of us want to be ostracized from it. We can obtain that sense of belonging through empathy if we are similar, and duty if we are not. Empathy through shared interpretation
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Riffing On Scott Sumner: German Membership In The Euro Is Preventing The Advancement Of The Poorer Countries

The eurozone excludes Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Britain and Switzerland. ...Germany is one of the few northern countries that’s actually in the eurozone... And it seems to me that here you have a massive adverse selection problem. Becaus
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2000 Years Of Economic History In A Chart? What Would That Chart Tell Us?

I don't know what we're supposed to learn from this chart from The Atlantic, but as others have already stated with passion, it's pretty bad information design. And even without that criticism, almost every conclusion that one would draw from it certainl
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Is Islam A Political Ideology? (And Are Progressivism, Scientism, Democratic Secular Humanism Religions?)

From The Global Secular Humanism Group: "Should 'Islam' be considered as a political ideology and a religion at the same time?" The question should be restated in this fashion in order to illustrate Islam's political content: A) Should Islam be co
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A Note To Jonathan Haidt: An Explanation Of Elite Conservative Strategy Since Reagan

Jonathan Haidt first attacks republicans then rescinds it. I try to put conservative strategy in context. And in that context it's quite simple. It's an extension of the tactic used against world communism: "Resist until they go bankrupt." If you under
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Stiglitz Joins In On Keynesian Spending In Order To Expand The Oppressive State

The Keynesian debate promoted by such writers as Krugman, Delong, Thoma, Smith, and Stiglitz is misleading. Human beings are well aware that spending can increase demand, and that demand will improve the economy. The problem is, that we're also aware of t
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