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A Return to Cynical Mockery

Now that the stock market has soared like a gazillion points and officially mocked my foolish attempts at hedging against a market collapse I’m thinking it’s safe to return to my natural pre-viral state of cynical mockery. Some people are doing some very good work to lighten the mood in[…] Read On

Crisis Is the New Normal

Watching last week’s democratic debate between two old white guys I was struck by how often the word crisis came up. I counted at least six different times: there was Trump, climate and, of course, coronavirus. Also student loan debt, women’s rights and authoritarianism. Had the debate gone longer, I’m[…] Read On

The #MathIsHard Myth

I’m having one of those brain fog days where I can’t think for beans. There’s no discernible reason for this — aside from a heavy dose of ibuprofen for a stiff neck and the usual two-day weekend hangover. Like I said, nothing out of the ordinary. So forgive me for[…] Read On

Woke Capitalism: A Think Tank Primer

My father-in-law doesn’t believe think tanks are behind every spectacularly bad idea to come out of Washington. Just most of them. I believe he’s right. Have you noticed that the federal government is perpetually fixing things and making them way worse in the process? Health care. Education. Immigration. Mortgages. Student[…] Read On