Archive for October, 2008

War on Science

From an excellent article by Christopher Hitchens over on Slate:

This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus. Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured. And those who prate of spiritual warfare and demons are not just “people of faith” but theocratic bullies. On Nov. 4, anyone who cares for the Constitution has a clear duty to repudiate this wickedness and stupidity.

Hear, hear.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 government, politics, science Comments Off on War on Science

QOTD 10/20/08

Much of economic theory is based on the notion that humans make rational choices (which may mean that economists don’t get out much).

From Slate, in an article on why people are so easy to take offense.

Monday, October 20th, 2008 humor, science Comments Off on QOTD 10/20/08

Loans, Anyone?

Commenting on the financial crisis, Sinfest gets it about right, again.

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 awareness, consumed, finance, humor, satire No Comments

Bankstas

Sinfest nails the bailout in: Damn it feels good to be a Banksta.

Sunday, October 5th, 2008 finance, government, humor, politics, satire No Comments

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