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World thinkers 2015: the results | Prospect Magazine

World thinkers 2015: the results | Prospect Magazine I’m going to assume that Prospect printed its April fool’s day issue a few days early because there is no other reasonible explanation for including Russell Brand on its World Thinkers 2015 list.

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liberalsarecool: Corporate invasion of West Virginia.

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I tend to take the stance that Libertarianism is like Leninism: a fascinating, internally consistent political theory with some good underlying points that, regrettably, makes prescriptions about how to run human society that can only work if we replace real messy human beings with frictionless spherical humanoids of uniform density (because it relies on simplifying […]

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Anyone shocked that the party that isn’t able to function in congress without grandstanding and obstructionism is unable to have a smooth running convention?

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When you hear some talk sympathetically about the rights of sovereign citizens; ask them if they are OK with undocumented sovereign citizens coming over the border from Mexico.

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we have become a society in which less-educated men have great difficulty finding jobs with decent wages and good benefits. Yet somehow we’re supposed to be surprised that such men have become less likely to participate in the work force or get married, and conclude that there must have been some mysterious moral collapse caused […]

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I imagine that the halftime show people explained the Super Bowl to Madonna as the Straight Oscars.

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When do the Job Creators arrive?

Government was cut without raising taxes. Taxes are at a 50 year low. The size of local and state governments are rapidly dropping. Enforcement of regulations is reaching a record low. Regulatory costs are near a 50 year low. This is just about everything the GOP has wanted for 30 years now. So when do […]

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Edward Tufte is selling about 200 rare books from his working library

Edward Tufte is selling about 200 rare books from his working library From Edward Tufte selling his multi-million dollar library I’m expecting him to write the most clear, concise and informative craigslist posting of all time.

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Traditional Light Bulb Values!

One of the legislative priorities for Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), who’s vying to chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee is defending the “traditional, incandescent light bulb” against government regulators who want to replace it with “the little, squiggly, pig-tailed ones.” From Traditional Light Bulb Values! What about candles and whale oil lanterns? Is Joe […]