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BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2022-05-20: What can one say about this, other than: “Of course Liam is correct here!”?... The right thing for him to do is to take…
BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2022-05-18 We: Fukuyama: "Successful liberal societies have their own culture and understanding of the good life, even if that vision…
From the book, & from his truly excellent podcast with Sean Illing on Vox Conversations...
2022-05-17 Tu: Coffee with the incredibly learned and witty Bob Reich, who says—about my book…
2022-05-14 Sa: What do you have to do to keep your philosopher’s license in good standing? Asking for Matt Yglesias… “The Fed… should have started…
Bob Reich at coffee rightly thwacked me for not making enough of John Kenneth Galbraith in my Slouching Towards Utopia, forthcoming on September 6…
BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2022-05-12 We: Optimal control. You have an objective: to get inflation back into its target range over the medium term—five to ten…
BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2022-05-10 Tu
BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2022-05-09 Mo: With 1870 there comes Modern Economic Growth. The value of the stock of useful ideas about manipulating nature and…
2022-05-07 Sa: What impels someone to sneer at Volodymyr Zelenskyy in these times? And what compels the New York Review of Books to publish it? “Tankies…
A folder of attempts to make what I have to say easy to access...