Author: Steven Attewell

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Face front, true believers! In the last entry in this series, I was intending to write about Chris Claremont’s stamp on the mutant metaphor. However, recently I got bitten by a (non-radioactive) different idea and so instead I want to talk about another aspect of the mutant metaphor, a metaphor-within-a-metaphor, one that’s cropped up in […]
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One of the central pieces of the argument for privatization since the 1970s has been the idea that the private sector is inherently more efficient than the public sector, usually because of the discipline imposed by market competition (although various other explanations have been offered). When one is interested in trying to counter this argument […]
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