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Carnival of Distractions 4

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the prominent story on the front page of the New York Times […]

The 20th Century’s Twenty Most Important Works of Non-Fiction

  As with the MIBYs, “most important” doesn’t mean “most significant” or “most influential”.  It simply means: The most important […]

Mitt Romney: Man Of The People?

Mitt Romney thinks that people talk about inequality because they are “envious” of people like him.  One can’t help but […]

Welcome To A Facebook World: Part VII

Social media is very, very powerful.  Indeed, it has helped people topple governments.  It now seems to be coming at […]

Obama Does It Again

(THERE HE GOES AGAIN) Still don’t believe that the Democratic Party is far to the right of center (i.e. a […]

A Comment On The ’08 Bailouts

 (ON THE NEED TO ATTACH STRINGS) BACKGROUND: Since the fall of ’08, there has been a well-meaning yet very mis-led […]

The REAL Third Rail In American Politics

  OPENING REMARKS: The American reluctance to embrace mass transit in the form of public, high-speed, mag-lev rail-lines (PHMR) is […]

Carnival of Distractions 3

OVERVIEW: It is an old cliche to suggest that we’re all just pawns in a gigantic scheme.  This is not […]

Welcome To A Facebook World: Part VI

This sixth installment of the WFW series is concerned with three hallmarks of the Web 2.0 culture: short attention spans, […]

The MIN-Ds

  The Most Important Non-fiction of the Decade: The following are the best of the best: the twenty most important […]

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