Authoritarians Distract Rather than Debate – Marginal REVOLUTION
Distraction is a clever and useful strategy in information control in that an argument in almost any human discussion is rarely an effective way to put an end to an opposing argument. Letting an argument die, or changing the subject, usually works much better than picking an argument and getting someone’s back up
That’s the China’s propaganda machine. Remind you of anyone?
Yes, I absolutely favor enforcing clear commercial conflict of interest regulations on any president, if only for reasons of perception and legitimacy. But may I quote Alex T. from way back when (2010, the rest of the passage is him note I am not double indenting)? Bloomberg: Your senator learns that a much- maligned weapons …
(via Divesting the Trump commercial holdings how about Congressional insider trading? – Marginal REVOLUTION)
Mentions the STOCK act which the GOP scaled back to make it worthless. In a nutshell, insider trading it legal for Congress. And this should be a bigger story.
The Keynes v. Hayek BBC debate at the LSE which pits Lord Robert Skidelsky and Duncan Weldon arguing for Keynes against George Selgin and Jamie Whyte arguing for Hayek is now available in an online podcast.
From Keynes v. Hayek Debate — Marginal Revolution
Going to listen to this on way in to work.