The Minimum Wage

Your lecture of the week is already up this week, of course – and I wouldn’t miss it if the topic of war and pacifism is of interest to you. Even so, with the ongoing battles around minimum wage here in Seattle and elsewhere, I thought it appropriate to put up another long piece worth…



bin Laden Died Ages Ago

r/conspiracy is generally a club of half-wits and wishful malcontents. About 1 out of every 50 posts is worth half a glance. Still, toss this one around in your brain: Osama bin Laden died in 2001… In light of Sy Hersh’s claim that the raid on Osama bin Laden in 2011 is “one big lie,”…




Is it wrong to take pleasure in the misfortunes of others? Deriving good feelings from seeing someone you dislike or compete with doing poorly might not be something you can control, but it could be that you should try to avoid it whenever possible. If you don’t like Obama, this may induce it, though. He…