Henry Farrel has a nice example of the functionalist fallacy as applied by Stephen Bainbridge to the Royal Navy. He also has the single best title of any post I have seen in my blogging career. A functional explanation of an institution proceeds something as follows: Institution X has characteristic Y because of societal need […]


On May 12, 2005

Nice to see the Senators from my former and current state getting to the heart of the matter: May 12, 2005 The Honorable Michael O. LeavittSecretaryUnited States Department of Health and Human Service

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