I occasionally wonder if this would be such a bad thing.
World War III in 1957:
Compare with: http://www.changingthetimes.net/samples/coldwar/an_alternate_suez_outcome.htm (’56 Suez crisis goes nuclear)
Mortgage Backed Securities Explained:
Everything you ever wanted to know about those mortgage securities that’ve been gumming up the works.
Geopolitics of Mexican Immigration: http://junkpolitics.blogspirit.com/archive/2006/04/04/george-friedman-of-stratfor-on-mexican-immigration.html
…and the costs: http://www.city-journal.org/html/12_2_do_we_want.html, http://www.city-journal.org/html/17_1_mexifornia.html
…and the possible dangers: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/columnists/andres_oppenheimer/story/295183.html
…and why the fourth link, re “Hispanic Intifada”, would be a _very_ dumb move for amnesty advocates: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjAxMTcwZDlkNjY2NmJlNzZmNGYyMjM0Yzk3ZDQ3YmY=
Immigration & Home Values:
Why campaign finance reform is a dumb idea: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/734501.html
I still sometimes wonder if we’re really at war.
(OTOH, see also this: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/14/AR2008031403388_pf.html)
Synthetic Stem Cells:
Why you shouldn’t go to law school: http://lawandletters.blogspot.com/2007/11/why-you-shouldnt-go-to-law-school.html
Misguided Idealists: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/01/AR2007110102675_pf.html
…Which is what you get for pursuing useless degrees instead of doing something productive, e.g., a degree in a technical or professional field. Talk about misappropriation of talent.
Fishing for Submarines: http://www.defencetalk.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-1517.html
Related: Torpedo nets: http://www.gwpda.org/naval/nets.htm
Something to consider when seeking to defend our harbors against, e.g., a nuclear torpedo fired from offshore, or covert nuclear bombing of the same via submersibles carrying a nuke & a suicide crew.
Security & profiling: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/08/23/what_israeli_security_could_teach_us/
Whence Palestinian Refugees: http://volokh.com/posts/1196317155.shtml
Why the gold standard is a dumb idea: http://meganmcardle.theatlantic.com/archives/2007/09/theres_gold_in_them_thar_stand.php
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