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At least we don’t know anything for certain

Economic models are always huge oversimplifications of the global economy. They have to be: how else can we hope to say something about the unthinkable complexity that results from billions of individual decisions made by human beings, whose brains are … Continue reading

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A vote for Stein / Johnson is a vote for…

As a pretty staunch Clinton supporter, let me just say: I don’t think that a vote for a third-party candidate is a vote for Trump. First of all, it’s at most half a vote for Trump, and that assumes that … Continue reading

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In Defense of (some) Fear-Based Voting

Perhaps you too have heard people say that they don’t want to vote for Hillary just out of fear of Donald Trump. There’s too much fear-mongering in politics already, they say, and they don’t want to feed into that. There’s no question that fear-mongering is … Continue reading

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Fucking words

I’ve been musing a little about how we talk about sex. Consider the difference between “I fucked him” and “We fucked”. The former uses the verb “fuck” transitively, making the other person into someone that you’re doing something to, whereas the later uses “fuck” … Continue reading

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Inappropriate New Yorker Cartoon Caption #3

“Don’t be discouraged – not all women care about that.”

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Inappropriate New Yorker Cartoon Caption #2

“He gets like this on LSD.”

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Underappreciated New Yorker Cartoon Caption #234

“Your training is almost complete.”

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