An intriquing passage from On Art and Life, which nicely explains the aethetic rut that modern art has fallen into: … Continue reading Notes on Ruskin: Modern Art is Anti-Art
Megan McArdle: Bubbles are not fundamentally about evil people doing evil things. They are not even about stupid people doing … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Housing Crisis Edition
Let us assume they are serious, and this “holacracy” is their real intent as opposed to the kind of … Continue reading Zappos is Going to Have No Bosses, Say the Bosses
I’m hearing a lot of this from the sudden victims of Obamacare. Most young, middle-class Americans I know are happy … Continue reading Who the &#^% Did You Think Was Going to Be Paying For It?
French President “shocked.” They always are. Continue reading France Runs Out of Other People’s Money.
If you ever needed a definition for “spin”, this is it. In response to the news today that the economy … Continue reading A Few More Contractions, and the Economy Will Really Be Rolling!
In Der Spiegel, a Kenyan economist named James Shikwati attempts the Herculean task of explaining economics to a journalist. Shikwati: … Continue reading African Official: Please Stop With the Aid Already, You’re Killing Us…
Which is to say, “There are too many metaphors here applicable to the Senate’s 89-8 passage of a “fiscal cliff” … Continue reading Captain White Just Rearranged the Hell Out of Those Deck Chairs.
Via Protein Wisdom. I seem to recall a saying that “the poor need nothing but the spur of their poverty.” … Continue reading “Planning is the Kiss of Death to Entrepreneurship”
ZeroHedge: And so it’s official: Pop goes the student loan bubble, as just confirmed by the Fed. Luckily student … Continue reading “Pop” Goes the Student Loan Bubble