Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Scorpion and the Frog

Last night over pasta, an old friend of mine, high up in the corporate world, told me the story of the scorpion and the frog in relation to a situation he was facing. The scorpion came to a river and … Continue reading

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Media Bias: Liberal, Conservative and Voldemort Varieties

I have been having a great discussion with my friend Kathy, who thinks US media is overwhelmingly biased towards a liberal view of the world. Clearly research suggests that most journalists are indeed personally liberal, just as most academics in … Continue reading

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The Blog Spreads its Reach

Nice to see someone translating my blog into Russian, given how much suffering conflict has caused there in the last hundred years and which we have not forgotten: Категория Архивы: ближневосточного конфликта Различные точки зрения на конфликт между Израилем и палестинцами. … Continue reading

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Martin Wolf on Removing the Scourge of Conflict

The excellent Martin Wolf in the Financial Times has a great post in today’s Financial Times at: – http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/837e25ba-7035-11e0-bea7-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz1KjAlDBbY Man is a violent animal. This has always been so. But recently humanity has made progress in reducing large-scale conflict both among … Continue reading

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Top Ten Liberal Illusions

I thought it would be fun to list what I take to be the illusions of each side in the political uncivil war in the USA, starting with liberals. More equal income distribution is unrelated to improved wealth creation There … Continue reading

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Top Ten Conservative Illusions

And to complement the Top Ten Liberal Illusions, here is my take on the Top Ten Conservative Illusions that are in some respects complementary: Wealth creation is important, but income distribution and the fact that 52% of the growth in … Continue reading

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Easter Conflict Quiz

This is intended as a bit of not exactly light relief, with relatively little theological content. It is intended to challenge pre-conceptions just a bit, in a gentle way. Answers will be posted in a few days. No prizes for … Continue reading

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