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This is the blog equivalent of drunk dialing, I had promised myself not to do this. Let’s talk this out. There is perhaps no sector in the U.S. economy that is more comprehensively controlled by the government than schooling. I suppose you might say National Defense, but given the large amount of expenditures that are […]

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The joy of reading things like a history of Apples often comes in the surprising twists and turns and the connections between seemingly unrelated other things you may be reading. I had in fact just finished reading a biography of Stalin (classy guy I tell ya) and serendipitously my book on apples contains a chapter […]

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The government doesn’t have a clue about salt intake guidelines. Let’s just give them lots more power. By the way, is everything a justification for socialism? The irony of socialism and the salt issue is of course that one size fits all medical and political guidelines are obviously problematic. I think one of the least […]

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Quoth the Raven

I have some friends down in Baltimore and one thing that they have observed is something that has occurred during many (most/all?) other big “events” as such in my lifetime. They are reporting that there are a not insignificant number of socialist agitators inciting violence if not directly then certainly indirectly. Now, I cannot comment […]

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Via Scott Alexander: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel goes up to the counter and gives a tremendously long custom order in German, specifying exactly how much of each sort of syrup he wants, various espresso shots, cream in exactly the right pattern, and a bunch of toppings, all added in a specific order at a specific […]

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A few “high”lights: Before our deployment overseas, Peace Corps vetted us for our idealism and “tolerance,” not for our competence or accomplishments. We all wanted to save the world. … I never witnessed significant leftist outrage over clitoredectomy, child marriage, honor killing, sharia-inspired rape laws, stoning, or acid attacks. Nothing. Zip. Crickets. I’m not saying […]

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Happy Pol Pot Remembrance Day

I like to read, when I have time, things like Counterpunch Magazine, you know, to share the vibe with my comrades. Today I came across this: The Khmer Rouge experiment lasted only three years, from 1975 to 1978. Surprisingly, Cambodians have no bad memories of that period. This is quite an amazing discovery for an […]

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Venezuela … Come on, given ’em just a little more time, then milk and honey will flow.

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UPDATE on 5/5/15: this just hit my inbox. We run this each year here at the Unbroken Window. I am really sure that this lesson is taught carefully and thoughfully throughout the academy. And I guess it’s some sort of capitalist conspiracy to print this story- we must have made it all up. I was […]

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Weekend Ponderance

Marx famously said: The bourgeoisie has subjected the country to the rule of the towns. It has created enormous cities, has greatly increased the urban population as compared with the rural, and has thus rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life. Just as it has made the country dependent […]

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