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Month: January, 2014

✌ Central Planning and the Decline of the US – HomeFree America

✌ Central Planning and the Decline of the US – HomeFree America:

Here’s some thinking that draws on decision making theory.  It’s very much in line with how the late John Boyd (America’s best strategist) would approach it, but with a twist. ___________ One of the most interesting underlying reasons for the … Continue reading →

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✌ Perennial Design

✌ Perennial Design:

The process is the sediment, the deep root system where we store up knowledge over time.

✌ BBC – Blogs – Adam Curtis – ONE’S PRIVATE LIFE

✌ BBC – Blogs – Adam Curtis – ONE’S PRIVATE LIFE:

Intimate stories of British Upper Class sexual treachery and divorce 40 years ago – just like the Francois Hollande scandal in today’s France. The only difference is that they all told their dirty secrets to the BBC back then.

✌ Those crazy class-conscious leftists

✌ Those crazy class-conscious leftists:

DAVID BROOKS warns us that the current anxiety about income inequality is self-defeating. “Some on the left have always tried to introduce a more class-conscious…

✌ Facebook hit with lawsuit over “Like” ads – user says he never “Liked” USA Today

✌ Facebook hit with lawsuit over “Like” ads – user says he never “Liked” USA Today:

Have you ever seen an ad on Facebook and wondered if your friend really does “Like” the product? A new lawsuit raises questions about those Like ads.

✌ Debt and Demand by Adair Turner

✌ Debt and Demand by Adair Turner:

While growth in the advanced economies seems to have picked up, it remains weak. A more stable growth model will require less of the

✌ Inheritance should not be an alternative to hard work – FT.com

✌ Inheritance should not be an alternative to hard work – FT.com:

The aspiring young law student Rastignac has his choice set out for him with brutal simplicity in Balzac’s 1835 novel Father Goriot. He can work: “There’s a nice prospect for you! Ten years of drudgery straight away.” Or he can do otherwise: “There

✌ Roman Fever

✌ Roman Fever:

What does decline sound like? I imagine equal parts self-pity and self-flagellation, moral outrage and exhaustion. Once we could have heard it from the original Capitol Hill, the seat of the failing Roman Republic. As Caesar told Rome’s Senate, “Certainly there was greater merit and wisdom in those who raised so mighty an empire from humble…

✌ Why TED Is a Recipe for Civilizational Disaster

✌ Why TED Is a Recipe for Civilizational Disaster:

“I Think TED actually stands for: middlebrow megachurch infotainment,” says the noted cultural theorist.

✌ David Brooks: I enjoyed pot, but you shouldn’t

✌ David Brooks: I enjoyed pot, but you shouldn’t:

Here’s patrician blatherskite David Brooks with an “I smoked weed, but am happy to see you jailed for it” sentiment: Weed, Been There.