Summer Reading List – The Shock Doctrine

“Klein derides the “disaster capitalism complex” and the profits and privatisations that go with it but she does not supply a cogently argued critique of free market principles, and without this The Shock Doctrine descends into a muddle of stories that are often worrying, sometimes interesting, and occasionally bizarre.” –Robert Cole I started Naomi Klein’s … [Read more…]

Hizzoner.

“This is not a sham, not a game. This is the real stuff.” –Marion Barry As you may know, Mayor For Life Marion Barry was arrested on stalking charges on July 4th. Between this and what can only be a Vicodin-fueled resignation speech from Sarah Palin, I love my country and its politics. D.C. Universe … [Read more…]

Summer Reading List – Another Update

“Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.” –Dawn Adams I’ve, of course, only added to my original Summer Reading List. And then I added to my Updated Summer Reading List. Fortunately, it was only one book this time. So far anyway. Omnivore’s Dilemma – … [Read more…]

Logic Fail

“Logic is the anatomy of thought.” -John Locke This guy has totally missed the point. He quit smoking. As a result, the overall cost to society has decreased. Why? Cus less kids will have asthma now that they aren’t exposed to his second hand smoke. Same (sorta) principle with the soda tax (Which I disagree … [Read more…]