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Entries from January 16th, 2012

Why we seldom get principled leaders

January 16th, 2012 by Mike N · 7 Comments · Culture, Uncategorized

The Friday Jan 6th print edition of the Detroit Free Press carried an oped by Leonard Pitts Jr of the Miami Herald titled “Ron Paul is foolishly consistent in his extremism.” He starts it out with this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” I’ll skip the fact that […]

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The Final Cause

January 10th, 2012 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized


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Trojan Horse: On “Discrimination” and Individual Rights

January 6th, 2012 by Jim May · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

In my previous post fisking Jonathan Chait, commenter Michael asks: “How do you reconcile individual rights with something like private discrimination?” “Discrimination”: 1 a : the act of discriminating b : the process by which two stimuli differing in some aspect are responded to differently 2 : the quality or power of finely distinguishing Source. […]

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How Small an Enemy: Jonathan Chait edition

January 4th, 2012 by Jim May · 73 Comments · Uncategorized

“Take a look at them now, when you face your last choice—and if you choose to perish, do so with full knowledge of how cheaply how small an enemy has claimed your life.”  — John Galt, from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand   At New York magazine, Jonathan Chait posts an example of the kind […]

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Headlines of 2012, Hopefully

January 1st, 2012 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Culture, Politics

It’s that time of year again when I put together my list of a dozen or so headlines I would like to see in the New Year 2012. I normally do this on New Years Eve day. But Obama and both political parties have left so much to be desired that yesterday I could have […]

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