Archive for December, 2013

Prejudicial Reaction(s) to Perceived Prejudice

This is the kind of rhetoric that unfortunately, perhaps inherently, characterizes identity politics in general and the Big Government partisan variety of collectivism in particular.   In an obviously frustrated response to the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the Arizona Cardinals this past weekend, Washington state legislator Representative Joe Fitzgibbon (D) tweeted “losing a football game […]

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The Inevitable Phil Robertson Post

I suppose it is time for the inevitable ruminations related to Phil Robertson’s infamous interview with GQ magazine.   But first, a bit of full disclosure: I am and remain a huge fan of Duck Dynasty, however long or short the show may last.  I am also a self-identified nondenominational Christian with my own personal […]

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Michelle O Is Not Jackie O

Judging from the look on the first lady’s face, for the first time in your presidency you are in so much trouble Mr. President…     (Source: AP/Matt Dunham)  (Source: Getty)    (Source: @madskolby)

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Look Ahead, Reason Back (or Not)

I came across this interesting passage in the textbook that accompanies a postgraduate economics course I am currently enrolled:   Individuals with low discount rates invest in more projects because more investments meet their return criteria.  These individuals are more likely to go to college and graduate school, own stocks, and exercise.  The common thread […]

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