Monthly Archives: May 2010

Evidence of History

From Paul Krugman We’re in the aftermath of a financial crisis — and there’s overwhelming evidence (pdf) that recovery from financial crises is almost always protracted and difficult. There’s no way one should have expected everything to be fine until … Continue reading

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Utopia Lost

This should satisfy you as to why no Utopia will ever work; not Smith’s nor Marx’, not Mao’s nor Thoreau’s, not any of them. In school, we practice drills all the time: fire, weather, and, nowadays, lockdown drills (you know, … Continue reading

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A Thread of Hope?

I’ve been playing a game (in my mind) in which I try to attach a strategy to the administration’s activities such that seeming setbacks are mere pebbles in the road. Nevertheless, the lack of progress in reconstituting the financial sector … Continue reading

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Let Gibbs Be Gibbs

When I first saw him during the primaries, I liked now-WH Press Secretary Gibbs, and I liked the fact that Obama had him on his team. He can’t hit home runs everyday but he did this day. This tidbit of … Continue reading

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