Optimal Voter Idiocy

We can speculate with abandon and impunity about what an ideal polity might look like, but regardless of how such a thing exists for you in your mind, it is safe to say that it does not and cannot exist…

On Ordoliberalism & the ECB

On Ordoliberalism & the ECB

The Economist included, in an issue published earlier this month, what was (to me at any rate) a useful discussion of ordoliberalism. I admit I was, prior to reading the piece, unfamiliar with this particular branch of German intellectual history, but if you accept…

Classic Rock Will Slowly Die or, A Musical Reminder of the Historically Singular Nature of Postwar America

I don’t drive much these days (living for 3+ years in the downtowns of compact, walk-able cities rather obviated the need for it), but just over a week ago, trucking my things back east, I found myself behind the wheel…

An Argument for the Importance of Org. Structure in the Rebellion in East Ukraine

They say your best ideas come in the shower, and while I doubt what follows is one of my best ideas, it did come in the shower last week. Earlier this year, Michigan’s own Yuri Zhukov gave a lecture titled “Trading Hard Hats for Combat…