Commentary

Las Vegas

by on October 2, 2017

So we go through it all again.

We go through the constant call for prayers. The incessant search for reasons; the outpouring of emotion; the [more…]

Confederacy Statues Tumble in New Orleans

by on May 23, 2017

Every so often America surprises itself. For those of you who may have missed the news: the city of New Orleans has been removing statues [more…]

A New Year — Happy or Not

by on January 1, 2017

I am not going to become involved in endless analysis of Trump's presidency. I think we ought let it speak for itself.

Nor am I [more…]

Administrative Alert:

by on September 21, 2016

I am too busy to write much here until the beginning of October, but ...

I think the only wall Donald Trump will ever build [more…]

Valuing Education?

by on August 29, 2016

Ben Casselman at fivethirtyeight.com throws us some back to school numbers. They make for depressing reading. America is not committed to education, far from it. [more…]

Brexit 2

by on June 29, 2016

Like many people I am still trying to digest the lunacy of Brexit. I say lunacy because retreat from European integration is, in my opinion, [more…]

Brexit

by on June 28, 2016

My summary of the discussion prior to the Brexit vote:

Why?

Why not?

Consequences be damned.

How very British.

Let's all remind ourselves of how [more…]

New York Stops The Revolution in Economics Too?

by on April 20, 2016

Yesterday's election result in New York State effectively ended Bernie Sander's tilt at the Democratic windmill. Here's what I wrote to a friend who was [more…]

Too Expensive?

by on April 19, 2016

Some things get too expensive. When they do, people tend to buy less. Duh. This quite simple and intuitive observation sitsĀ at the heart of all [more…]

The Wheel

by on March 29, 2016

Information is all
And
All is information

Nothingness is the lack of definition
Something waiting for
Definition is nothing
But it surely exists
In the [more…]