1. Daniel Henninger looks at Obama’s nasty character.
2. Ed Schultz uses a chart to prove we need higher taxes, but the chart looks like an indictment of spending to me. He is right that Republicans in Congress should have spoken up about Bush’s spending — then he rationalizes Obama’s spending because “every economist on both sides of the aisle said you’ve got to spend money to get out of this problem.” I can think of a few economists who didn’t say that.
4. From Gus Van Horn we read that
Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans.
Reductio ad absurdum (Latin: “reduction to the absurd”) is a form of argument in which a proposition is disproven by following its implications logically to an absurd consequence.
Reductio ad absurdum is a polemical technique used against an opponent. But what do you call it when a side follows its own premise to absurdity?
5. Part 2 of Rational Public Radio’s intervew with Yaron Brook.
6. Evan Sayet is insightful about the left.