You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
Lobbyists get paid more than Congressmen because they write more laws than we do.
Everybody loves Lincoln. All across the political spectrum, the guy is worshiped without so much as a second thought. Problem is, the guy wasn’t the bastion of racial equality that many make him out to be. He also suspended the Constitution and habeus corpus, and waged war on a South that would have been forced…Details
Venice! + A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries…Details
There is a common fallacy among most people in this country that employment is in and of itself a sign of wealth. In fact, this belief is not just reserved to John Q. Public, it is something that many professional and intelligent economists fall for time and time again. Paul Krugman gleefully (and unknowing how…Details