Archive for October, 2004

Yahoo! All Dressed Up

Sunday, October 31, 2004 8:40 Comments Off

Just like Google.

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Bush or Kerry? My Answer

Sunday, October 31, 2004 6:11 Comments Off

Camille is for Kerry. Jesse Walker hopes Kerry wins. The whole LewRockwell.com blog – it seems – is pulling for Kerry. I’ve blogged on that here and here. The opportunity costs are too great to re-write a complete column with a rundown of all the reasons why, but, I will faithfully say that on election [...]

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Mosh

Sunday, October 31, 2004 5:33 Comments Off

Eminem joins the anti-Bush fray. The largely animated video begins with a suited Eminem reading “My Pet Goat” upside down to a classroom full of children. Moments later, however, Eminem shifts from his usual mode of sarcastic critique to lyrics reflecting sincere political passion. We see him shadowboxing in front of a wall plastered with [...]

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Google on Halloween!

Sunday, October 31, 2004 5:29 Comments Off

Did anyone notice the great Halloween costume the Google logo is wearing?

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Sheeler’s Great Work

Sunday, October 31, 2004 1:22 Comments Off

This month, I finally got to see the Charles Sheeler photography exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. For those who aren’t familiar, Sheeler’s work was quite often along the lines of industry, and most notably, the famed and fabulous Ford Rouge plant here in Southeastern Michigan. In the fall of 1927 Charles Sheeler was [...]

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Adam Smith Revisionism – Libertarian or No?

Saturday, October 30, 2004 8:20 Comments Off

To claim that Smith’s Wealth of Nations (WN) is grounded on the assumption that people inevitably act out of self-interest, and to imply that the book’s major contribution grows out of that assumption, is to misread it severely. Everything Smith says about the importance of self-interest is quite humdrum, for his day: he rejects Mandeville’s [...]

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Cluster of Errors

Saturday, October 30, 2004 7:34 Comments Off

In studying and courting info on mediaval natural law, I came up with this nonsense: Mises criticism of the difficulty of economic calculation under socialism is true but irrelevant. No doubt the central plan was full of defects, but the Soviet economy did fine despite the central plan. The economy only began to falter when [...]

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Enemy of the State

Saturday, October 30, 2004 7:24 Comments Off

(Thanks to Kit for pic.)

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Lincoln had a Spot of Lavender

Friday, October 29, 2004 7:02 Comments Off

I hate to disappoint the Cult of Lincoln, but, of course, Lincoln was likely gay. a forthcoming book by the late Dr. C.A. Tripp

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Scholar and Bibliophile

Thursday, October 28, 2004 4:31 Comments Off

There are at least 700 books in my English department office. There are another 200 stashed in filing cabinets in the hallway. In my home office I estimate there are more than 2,000 on the shelves and another 300 in a pile on the floor. There are about 400 books on cooking and gardening in [...]

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