Republicans and Recessions

While reading this post last night about the bond market, I couldn’t help but notice the graphic linked halfway down. It’s a graph mapping the correlation between recessions and some other economic stuff. What caught my eye though is that…

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The Ambigrams of Douglas Hofstadter

Ambigrams are a kind of word play using the form of one word to construct another. Originally called “inversions”, credit for the idea is generally given to Scott Kim. The creativity and depth of Kim’s work is unsurpassed. Isaac Asimov…

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Chomsky on Ron Paul

The following is a transcript of a conversation between Noam Chomsky and a Zmag forum user. It discusses some of the similarities and differences between the two schools of libertarian thought which have been discussed on this blog before. (Chomsky…

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Pragmatic Misrepresentations?

I like Ron Paul, but often when I listen to him, I can’t help but think about how much better he could be. Whether it’s the candidates’ debate or appearing on Bill Maher, he makes claims that although convenient, just…

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