Archive for March, 2012

The Hunger Games and other dystopias

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Because I want to see the movie soon but want to read the book first, I'm finally getting around to reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It's set in a dystopian North America several hundred years in the future, as explained in this spoiler-free passage from the first chapter: He ...

Adam Davidson on Standard Motor Products

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

I loved this EconTalk podcast with guest Adam Davidson, who co-founded NPR's Planet Money and writes the It's the Economy column for the New York Times Magazine. The subject of the podcast was Davidson's recent article in The Atlantic, Making It in America, about the Greenville, SC factory of Standard ...

How much good have Ron Paul’s presidential campaigns done?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I honestly don't know. I wish it were a lot, but I think it's optimistic to say they've even done a moderate amount of good for the cause of liberty in this country as a whole. I voted for him in my state's primary just to try to help out ...