Tag Archives: Rush Limbaugh

The Unavailable Boldness Option

Any ten-year-old will tell you they wish they were a grown-up. They could say what they want and do what they want, without picky parents and impossible teachers telling them they can’t say this and can’t do that. Adults don’t … Continue reading

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Not Implying Even Correlation

Post hoc ergo propter hoc – correlation does not imply causation. A correlation between two variables does not necessarily imply that one causes the other – two things just happened at the same time. That your team wins every time you wear that funky … Continue reading

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Shaking Up Everything Now

Oligarchy – that’s the word. That’s because of that new book – Capital in the Twenty-First Century – which Paul Krugman calls the most important economics book of the year, and maybe of the decade. Krugman finds that he agrees with the author, the … Continue reading

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Going Jersey

Harrison Ford was dashing and the action was lively and well-paced, and the dialogue was snappy, but all those Indiana Jones movies made a ton of money for another reason – they took you to odd exotic places. Nothing happens … Continue reading

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Wait For It

Anticipation is a wonderful thing, at least in sports – when it’s the bottom of the ninth and the score is tied and the grizzled old slugger, well past his prime, is called in from some dark corner of the … Continue reading

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The Party of Sour Crankiness

Oh well, it seemed like a good idea at the time – but when something’s not working, and you now know it’s never going to work – for structural reasons, or practical reasons, or because the parties in question simply … Continue reading

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Hazy-Crazy Days

Back in 1963, when some of us were still in high school, Nat King Cole had a big hit with Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer – the title song from the album, an album which also included On a Bicycle … Continue reading

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