Foreclosure Benefits, Redux: http://angrybear.blogspot.com/2009/02/foreclosures-are-not-problem-those-who.html
PC Run Amok: http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1047979
Morality in War: http://pajamasmedia.com/2007/08/christianity_good_islam_bad.php
I’m no longer quite sure his assessment of Islam is correct; but his take on the (possibly hindering) influence of Christian ethics is interesting. As someone who long ago rejected just war doctrine, and more generally the application of moral principles to foreign policy, I found that notable.
A while back, I ran across the “gay germ theory” (i.e., that homosexuality is the result of infection by a pathogen), and found myself speculating on what the social implications might be if 1) such a theory were proven true; and 2) a reliable way of killing said pathogen could be found. Then, years later, I read these posts….
Echoes of Zakaria’s “Illiberal Democracy“, not to mention the Federalist’s “tyranny of the majority”. Race & ethnicity merely spices things up.
Carbon Tax and Tariffs: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/business/16view.html
…Which could be an interesting way of preventing mass offshoring (and hence job losses) in response to the imposition of energy taxes in the US. Worth comparing with #9 in Pournelle’s take on tariffs.
Another take on Haditha: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/post_234/
Barbarian Mindsets: http://yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=1117&p=community&a=6
When I first read this, I wondered if it was a parody. I have a special dark place in my heart for “men” who do such things.
And speaking of male scumbags: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/25/AR2007112501720_pf.html
Why homeownership is not an unmitigated good: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200712/real-estate
Racial complexities: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200801/jena6
Postmodern Dating File, Settling Edition: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/200803/single-marry
Risk Mismanagement: http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/1118
Courtesy of a good and dear friend.
Legal Layoffs: http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202428296289
Legal profession meets the Great Recession.