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An Epidemic of Bad Ideas

From Glenn Harlan Reynolds in The USA Today, Social media threat: People learned to survive disease, we can handle Twitter: Likewise, in recent years we’ve gone from an era when ideas spread comparatively slowly, to one in which social media in…

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Forget Paris

by Henry Oliner Law professor and blogger Glenn Harland Reynolds posits an axiom of politics “that the more a government wants to run its citizens’ lives, the worse job it will do at the most basic tasks of government.” I…

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Means Matter

One of the problems with the ‘ends justify the means’ mentality is determining whose ends you are pursuing. The idea of a living constitution sounds fine to the left as long as they are pursuing the goals the left values,…

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The Fall of the Meritocracy

From Glenn Reynolds in The USA Today, Trump and the crisis of the meritocracy Well, now they’ve heard it, and they’ve also heard that a lot of Americans resent the meritocrats’ insulation from what’s happening elsewhere, especially as America’s unfortunate record…

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Gaslighting the Press

from Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit, So things will change. The press’s “insider” status — which it cherishes — is going to fade. (This is producing waves of status anxiety, as are many other Trump-induced institutional changes). And, having abandoned, quite openly, any pretense of objectivity…

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I Miss Breitbart

Tips to Glenn Reynolds and Instapundit

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Caveman Politics

Glenn Reynolds writes in The USA Today, Our caveman politics- Economic policy based on 100,000-year-old emotions won’t fix healthcare. Trying to run a 21st century civilization based on caveman instincts is a recipe for failure, but unfortunately politics in a democracy seems…

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The Relic of Zero Sum Thinking

Glenn Reynolds writes in The USA Today, Our caveman politics- Economic policy based on 100,000-year-old emotions won’t fix healthcare. When human beings were hunter-gatherers living in isolated bands and tribes, which was the norm for hundreds of thousands of years (and longer if you…

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A Principal Agent Problem

From Glenn Reynold in USA Today, Who’s to blame for Hillary and Donald? And, of course, voters are to blame, too. One of the flaws of democracy is something called “rational ignorance.” Voters know that their individual vote isn’t likely…

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A Stronger System

From Glenn Harlan Reynolds in USA Today, How to make the U.S. collapse-proof In Tainter’s characterization, as a society gets older, it accumulates more and more complexity — essentially, onion-like layers of institutions, rules and regulations that offer short term benefits at…

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Local Lofty Rhetoric

From the GlennHarlan Reynolds Instapundit, The Bloomberg Syndrome. (I tried to source it back to the original from Victor Hansen but it was no longer up.) The Instapundit excerpt: It is a human trait to focus on cheap and lofty…

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We Didn’t Start the Fire

Glenn Harland Reynolds wrtites Politicos put past before progress in The USA Today: excerpts: Cynical or not, these statements accurately describe why economic progress is so much harder today than it once was.  But why is it so much harder?  And…

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The Other Woman

I generally believe that the highest office in the land should not be one’s first elected office.  Politics like any other profession requires skill sets and relationships that are unique to that profession.  I do not care if the candidate…

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Why Are Polls So Wrong?

From Bloomberg Megan McArdle writes Pollsters Are Worse Than Ever excerpts: I won’t opine on What It All Means. But let’s talk about the surprise factor: The polls were wrong. And as Nate Silver points out, this seems to be…

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Where the Money Is

from USA Today, Glenn Harlan Reynolds writes Middle-class savings like blood in the Water: When a government is desperate for cash, it goes after the middle class, because that’s where the money is. Yes, the rich are rich, but the…

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Capitalism vs Crapitalism

from How we ‘won’ in Vietnam, but are losing at home by Glenn Harlan Reynolds in USA Today So I guess we won that war after all. According to thePew Global Poll, 95% of people in Vietnam agree that most…

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Science- The Method vs The Institution

From Faith in Science by Glenn Reynolds in the New York Post: Excerpts: In fact, given that Americans have grown broadly more skeptical of institutions in general, it’s not surprising that conservatives are more skeptical of scientific institutions than they…

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The Illegitimate Truth

  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government…

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Politicizing Crime

John Fund writes in The National Review, Injudicious Criminal Justice in Florida The prosecutorial misconduct in Zimmerman’s trial reveals a judicial system run amok: Excerpts: Recall that the investigation of Trayvon Martin’s shooting was taken out of the hands of…

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Wanted: Skin in The Game

From Glenn Harlan Reynolds in USA Today Penalties for politicians: We entrust an inordinate amount of power to people who don’t feel any pain when we fall down. Excerpts: I’d favor some changes that put accountability back in. First, I’d…

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