I just have one. To watch the Top 100 movies according to IMDB. You see, I don’t really like to watch movies. And therefore, I don’t. But my movie abstinence has resulted in a void of knowledge. Did you know that that “Gooooood Morning, Vietnam” quote comes from a movie called Good Morning, Vietnam? I … [Read more…]
I was listening to the Diane Rhem show a few weeks ago and a caller said something to the effect of “the tax system is the US is a total failure.” Problematic? Sure. But a total failure? C’mon. When one thinks of total failure, one should think of the Somali government. Or New Coke. Not … [Read more…]
I know I’m late. But. We did have a multi-turkey, multi-pie, no major catastrophes Thanksgiving this year.
Human beings aren’t great at change. For most of human history, actually, changed moved a glacial pace. Human beings used stone for 4,000 years before they started making metals. It took another 2,500 thousand to move from bronze to iron. Compare that to the pace of change just in the previous 100 years. 1914 saw … [Read more…]