Monthly Archives: February 2012

Almost Marx reads “Financial Infrastructure: Of plumbing and promises,etc”

In the ultra-respectable Economist of February 25, 2012 appears this essay entitled “Financial Infrastructure: Of plumbing and promises, the back office moves center stage.” Quite a mouthful! But have no fear, as I said, this is the staid house organ … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat on The Cult of Ike, or A Celebration of the Perennial Conservative Mendacity by Almost Marx

Here is some well timed, politically useful, hypocrisy from the pen of Ross Douthat. What better way to distract voters in this time of the battle between misogynist, theocrats and jingos, that is the Republican Party of 2012, than with … Continue reading

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Queer Atheist Reads David Brooks on The Radical Individualists

David Brooks is reeling from the effects of his colleagues reporting on the Radical Individualist’s in our midst. It seems that something like 28% of Americans live alone and half the births in America in women under thirty are out … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson on Chinese State Capitalism by Political Observer

Here is Niall Ferguson in the magazine Foreign Policy, the prestigious voice of American Establishment thinking, in an essay entitled We’re All State Capitalists Now. Mr. Ferguson or the editors have a way with this outworn cliché, it speaks of … Continue reading

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On Authority, David Brooks vs Immanuel Kant

David Brooks http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/opinion/brooks-the-jeremy-lin-problem.html?… “The odds are that Lin will never figure it out because the two moral universes are not reconcilable. Our best teacher on these matters is Joseph Soloveitchik, the great Jewish theologian. In his essays “The Lonely Man … Continue reading

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David Brooks on Jeremy Lin: Thank you to Matthew Carnicelli of Brooklyn, New York!

Jeremy Lin is an NBA player who, at present, is having phenomenal success and is a person of deep religious faith. In his desperation to manufacture his latest column, Mr. Brooks takes Mr. Lin as his subject of a very … Continue reading

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Out of Wedlock Births and the Specter of American Decadence by Queer Atheist

Here is proof that women in America no longer have to postpone their wish for children until marriage. Here, also, is proof that David Brooks’ obsession with out of wedlock births as a sign of American decadence is not about … Continue reading

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