Monthly Archives: December 2016

How the 2016 Presidential Election Was Lost

Some provisional thoughts on the forces at work:     Advertisements

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Military Keynesianism and the Military-Industrial Complex

Interesting article in Real World Economics: Military Keynesianism and the Military-Industrial Complex December 27, 2016 “Theories of Military Keynesianism and the Military-Industrial Complex became popular after the Second World War, and perhaps for a good reason. The prospect of military … Continue reading

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The Problem with Conspiracy Theorists: My Top Ten Insights

I guess I spent some of 2016 arguing with conspiracy theorists, especially of the Alt Left variety, so I thought I would list the meta problems I experienced: Conspiracy theorists have a grossly exaggerated sense of how much control anyone … Continue reading

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Trump’s New Title in German

Another name for Trump: Unglaublichdummensoziopathischenführer

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Neurathian Bootstrap

Someone asked: “Those of you standing on higher ground, what are you standing on now?” And I answered, that apart from the Welsh Mountains of my mind: Neurathian bootstrap Neurath’s boat is a simile used in anti-foundational accounts of knowledge, … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) on Stupidity

I like this Bonhoeffer quote which I think says something important about our current situation:

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