Sour grapes: [W]hen was the last time you heard a liberal—any kind of liberal—express excitement over or attribute inspiration from a liberal economist—even Keynes? Does anybody still read John Kenneth Galbraith?
Archive for November, 2012
Walter Russell Mead: But if the Africa optimists are clueless, the pessimists are flat wrong. Africa is not unchanging; a dynamic process of development and transition is indeed taking place across the continent. Tens of millions of people are flocking to the cities; population is booming; more people are becoming educated; investment is changing the [...]
Our feckless President — or our feckless Antique Media?
This seems to be good news: Scientists have found a way to produce nearly unlimited amounts of food in the desert, fueled by desalinated salt water and sunlight. It sounds like a pipe dream, but it’s not—it’s already happening in Australia and Qatar, and may soon spread further if these early trials deliver on their [...]
Walter Russell Mead: Americans tend to pay less attention to stories of martyrdom than people from cultures with unhappier histories. Our revolutionary and religious heroes often tended to win their battles; nobody set themselves on fire to dramatize the cause of American independence. But without remembering those heroes of conviction who willingly chose death over [...]
Vox Popoli: There has never been a society that survived the loss of its religion and its children. If you read the entire piece, it will bring you to your knees.
15 Questions for Evolutionists. More here.
Live radio from Arutz Sheva.
This says it all: A significant portion of the public thinks it ought to be immune from the consequences of its decisions and choices. They want to keep having free stuff, paid for by mythical “other” people. We’re not so much facing strong economic headwinds as we are a great reckoning, reaping the consequences of [...]