Month: November 2008

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Atlas Shrugged

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On November 26, 2008
The revised manuscript. By the way, has Dr. Mrs. Ole Perfesser “gone John Galt” yet? It’s difficult to see how the country could be sustained with a reduction in wingnut blogging, but during times of crisis sacrifices are sometimes necessary. Share

More on Turkey

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On November 26, 2008

This is right. Admittedly, traditions being self-justifying is less harmless when it comes to one meal a year as opposed to, say, when Antonin Scalia uses this logic with respect to the 14th Amendment

Also, Al Gore is Fat…

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On November 26, 2008

In my darker moments at the end of the semester, I sometimes find myself complaining to no one in particular that kids these days lack basic research skills and that their written work often reads lik

Cities of the Plains

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On November 25, 2008
I’m not sure I’m convinced by this argument: Economic geography tells us that market potential is important. If you want to be a rich place, it helps to be close to other rich places. This is one of the problems with the Rust Belt. Individually, Rust Belt cities are weaker than cities on the east […]

A Lack of Doctors

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On November 25, 2008

Via Megan Carpentier, Patricia Meisol has a very interesting article about the small number of medical practitioners who choose to become aboriton providers. One factor is the fact that the skills are

Proper Use Of Incentives

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On November 25, 2008
Yglesias commenter “hupcapiv” is making sense: I’ll bail out out [any] writer who promises not to use the tiresome Friedman-esque phrase “it’s not X, it’s X on steroids.” I continue to endorse this idea. Some other fine choices here, although were he to write it today I’m sure the Editors would include “under the bus,” […]

The Arrival

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On November 25, 2008

Peter the Great has arrived in Venezuela: The flag of Venezuela already flies on the mast. It is naval tradition to fly the flag of the countries in whose port you are conducting a friendly visit. Tod

This is Your Brain on Drugs

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On November 25, 2008
Hinderaker, via Dave Weigel: Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson […]

Hunting Humans

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On November 24, 2008

I think Kim du Toit has been reading The Corner lately: [A]n increasingly large cohort of America in the lower 48 (and probably Hawaii) are p—-ies. They have no clue where their food comes from, the

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