Category Archives: Political Philosophy

Why Conservatives Claim to Hate Government

Why Conservatives Claim to Hate Government

I chose the words in my title carefully, because clearly…obviously, conservatives do not hate government. At least not the ones that get elected to office. Oh sure, they hate taxes, and gleefully get behind Grover Norquist to sign his pledge, and you hear rumblings from “The Base” on the right …Wait! Don’t stop there!

The Condition of the Condition (B-Space Outline #2)

The Condition of the Condition (B-Space Outline #2)

This is the third article in an ongoing series of works about a project I’m calling Code Name: B-Space. You can read “ground zero” of the piece here for some background, and installment 1 can be found here. In this segment, we’ll be fleshing out the third of the three …Wait! Don’t stop there!

How Games Can Change the World (B-Space Outline #1)

How Games Can Change the World (B-Space Outline #1)

Gaming to Change the Future – Gathering Materials & Basic Research This is the first of many articles to come that will, collectively, keep a promise I made several articles ago about bogging extensively on a theory that says games can not only inform of of solutions to seemingly intractable, …Wait! Don’t stop there!

The Democrats Formally Support Gay Marriage

The Democrats Formally Support Gay Marriage

Wow…so there’s been a lot of activity swirling around while I’ve been away! Sorry for that, by the way…working for myself sometimes takes me off in different directions, and over the past week, I’ve been doing work for a large client that pulled me away from here. Back now, and …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Move Along…Nothing To See Here…

Move Along…Nothing To See Here…

Had a hectic few days doing client work that pulled me away from blogging. Back now though, and ready to continue! One of the more popular refrains from the right these days is that when Democrats (or liberals, or progressives–remember, all of these are synonyms in the language of the …Wait! Don’t stop there!

How and why there is (some) truth to Supply Side Economics

How and why there is (some) truth to Supply Side Economics

This is part two of my article series on supply side nuttery. In article one, I (hopefully) made my position very clear. It doesn’t work. No matter what measure you use…no matter what standard you apply to it…it DOES NOT WORK. Having said that, I’m now going to explain when …Wait! Don’t stop there!

But Say’s Law Doesn’t Say That!

But Say’s Law Doesn’t Say That!

The cornerstone of Supply Side economic theory is Say’s Law. The commonly used shorthand for it is that “supply creates its own demand,” which encapsulates the primary notions of what we know of supply side economics today in a few words. The problem is, the encapsulation above ISN’T what Say’s …Wait! Don’t stop there!

In Praise of American Socialism

In Praise of American Socialism

I know that a lot of attention is being (wrongly, IMO) paid to the shooter in this case, and I understand that a lot of attention is being (rightly) paid to the victims in this case. Our hearts certainly go out to them during the aftermath of this awful event, …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Wherein We Discover Who This Woman Is, And Why She Is Important…

Wherein We Discover Who This Woman Is, And Why She Is Important…

The lady’s name is Jane McGonigal, and I’d be surprised if you’ve heard of her and you’re not a gamer. For geeks like me though, she’s kind of a big deal, and not just because she’s easy on the eyes. She has this wonderful, nutty, goofy, strangely compelling idea that …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #7 – Republicans Are Better for The Economy!

Myth Busting #7 – Republicans Are Better for The Economy!

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, Which Party is the Best Job Creator Of Them All? Recently, folks on the left have been posting an impressive statistic re: job creation numbers by administration, showing the Democrats as clearly superior in this regard to Republican administrations. The republicans (rightly) point out that …Wait! Don’t stop there!

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