Ragged Clown

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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mar
20
2010

Go on then – kill me!

This is awesome in so many ways that I don’t know where to begin. When a famous tantric guru boasted on television that he could kill another man using only his mystical powers, most viewers either gasped in awe or … Continue reading

Mar
20
2010

Party on, dudes!

Bruce Bartlett (advisor on tax issues to Reagan) on liberals. Back when I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh there was one thing in particular he used to say that I agreed with. Over and over he said that liberals … Continue reading

Mar
17
2010

Remember when you were happy?

Daniel Kahneman describes two selves. Your experiencing self lives in the present. It cares about what is happening right now. Experiencing self is honest, forthright and direct. Ask your experiencing self if you are happy and it’ll give you an … Continue reading

Mar
11
2010

Patriotic Toyotas

Continuing his campaign to be Writer of the Decade (2001 to 2011), Robert Wright takes on the Toyota madness. My back-of-the-envelope calculations (explained in a footnote below) suggest that if you drive one of the Toyotas recalled for acceleration problems … Continue reading

Mar
7
2010

Still Angry After All These Years

I experience stabbing pains of guilt when I read about the Iraq Inquiry in Britain. That  horrible story no longer moves me to anger; I just shake my head and keep walking. I am sincerely grateful, therefore, to Daniel Larison … Continue reading

Mar
2
2010

Lost Decade

Next time someone tells you that the republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility and/or growth, show them this (from the economist) and have them annotate the decades with a red or blue marker.