My [Second] Biggest Pet Peeve

Second only to consequentialists, the political & moral¬†apathy of the general public drives me up the wall. While the Republic is burning, many of my (often very intelligent) friends are worried about Snooki’s latest hairdo and 16 and Pregnant. Robert Higgs has noticed too: Fourteen things in which many Americans have an interest: shirking on…

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Clearing My Desktop

Here are all of the things I have been meaning to post but have not yet had the time… If the face is the window to the conscious mind, a few psychologists have cracked the code. Sylvan S. Tomkins and Paul Ekman spent years decoding the face, and deduced far more about human emotion made…

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Not Enough Morality from the Conservatives

I would venture to bet that you think that the right is the moralist side of the political debate. I disagree. Americal Leftists have claimed the high ground in public policy, appealing to egalitarianism, environmentalism, and risk-aversion, in which moral positions are expressed but widely denied as having anything to do with “morality.” Conservatives, on…

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Keynesianism & the Green Movement Seek to Stack Bodies

Question: When you enter a moral universe where your scruples are blunted enough to pursue some dubious end by any number of questionable means, what prevents you, as a Keynesian economist or politician, from seeing people killed to boost your economy? Answer: Not much. As a sidenote, if you head over to Paul Krugman’s blog,…

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