Tag Archives: Small Government

The Agony of Having It All

The Occupy Wall Street crowd, that introduced America to the concept of the One Percent who had it all, and want to keep it all, and use their vast wealth to make sure they keep it all, by buying the … Continue reading

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The Revenge of Captain Obvious

If you want to see a Gutenberg Bible or two, you head to the Morgan Library – 225 Madison Avenue at East 36th Street over in Murray Hill. It’s pretty cool, for a One Percent thing. It used to be … Continue reading

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Frayed Alliances

Like long nineteenth-century Russian novels, and Kant and Nietzsche and Heidegger, and all of Proust, and Moby Dick, some things are better read about than read. Let someone else do the work and explain the general idea. They say the … Continue reading

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California’s Gift

Everyone makes fun of us out here. “There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.” That pretty much sums it up. Those words are from the writer Edward Abbey – Larry McMurtry … Continue reading

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No Argument There

For political junkies and policy wonks, and those odd ducks who are both, there’s usually that moment when they say to themselves “Well, THAT’S interesting” – and they pump out their syndicated or local column, or their devastatingly insightful blog … Continue reading

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