Some Monday Links

Redefining Death (National Review) Some medical devices don’t mean to be racist, but they are (Psyche) Monetary Meld (IMF) And, inspired by this NOL discussion here, A History of My Economic Opinions (Deirdre McCloskey) This is a long, but enrapturing piece (I am not familiar with McCloskey’s work, which was also referenced en passant in … Continue reading Some Monday Links

Monday’s frivolous, flimsy, frail flailings

Or, some Monday links on flavors, figurative flags and fails I mean, it would be impossible to have a business like this in the States, a wood-burning fire – illegal, the meat – illegal, the dog – illegal, the cheese sitting out uncovered – illegal. Basically, everything that makes this place good would be illegal … Continue reading Monday’s frivolous, flimsy, frail flailings

Monday’s Reserved Judgements (and Satisficing Hopes)

Or, some Monday links on central banks, manners over matters and hard-boiled decisions That bond salesman from the Jazz Age was right. Reserving judgement, at least sometimes, allows for a fairer outcome. Take for example the Brick film (2005), a neo-noir detective story set in a modern Southern California high school. Here in Greece it … Continue reading Monday’s Reserved Judgements (and Satisficing Hopes)

Monday’s hints and suggestions, rumors and hunches

Or, some Monday links – on thinkers, their devices and “ad hoc” cities, above/ below the sea surface Back in February, Nick Cowen here at NOL pointed the 100th anniversary of John Rawls’ birth. At the time I somehow caught that this year also marks 50 years since his Theory of Justice book publication (a … Continue reading Monday’s hints and suggestions, rumors and hunches