Monthly Archives: January 2013

Why politics is broken (2)

It’s the people, stupid. What I mean is, the reason politics is broken is not a matter of political philosophy, nor even an issue of contending groups. It’s that the politicians themselves, taken as a group of human beings, are … Continue reading

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Why politics is broken (1)

Was Claire Wolfe correct when she wrote America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. and if not, is it because it’s not too late, or because … Continue reading

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Down with the moneychangers!

(I am reposting this because it disappeared from WordPress an hour or two after I posted it and I don’t understand why, it is possible someone misinterpreted the title, but if so that is disturbing because I thought that blogs … Continue reading

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Math is the enemy!

I’ll have weightier stuff to write later, but wanted to share something that has been floating around, I saw it on Patterico (and fixed a math error): US Tax Revenue. $2,170,000,000,000Federal Budget. $3,820,000,000,000Deficit. $1,650,000,000,000National Debt. $14,271,000,000,000Recent budget cuts. $38,500,000,000 Now, let’s … Continue reading

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No prizes for following the rules

This post http://chariotofreaction.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-final-solution-to-copyright-problem.html is about a minor issue, but I was struck by its conclusion: …let go of the notion that the bourgeoisie follow the rules (hint, you’re the petit bourgeoisie). The elite are above them, cue David Gregory and … Continue reading

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Blogging the decline and fall

I’m back. I’m not happy to be back, but the signs and portents are bad and I find I now need a place to collect my thoughts (even better would be a place to discuss them but I don’t have … Continue reading

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