I enjoy watching Greta van Susteran on right-wing Fox News. I enjoy watching Rachel Maddow on left-wing MSNBC. And, I enjoy watching Fareed Zakaria on semi-centrist CNN. When he recommended this book by Jonathon Haidt last week as “required reading,” I decided I would read it. Humorously, Haidt appeared on Zakaria’s show this morning, after … Continue reading “The Righteous Mind”
The Flinchum FileThoughtful Economic Analysis and Existential Opinions
Everybody must have been happy yesterday, because the Dow rose 217 points, to the highest level in 3 months. The Republicans were happy because they could lament the fact that unemployment rose from 8.2% to 8.3% More significantly, the combination of unemployed plus under-employed (called the U-6 rate) rose to a scary 15%. The Democrats … Continue reading Something For Everybody
As a boy, I was taught that gentlemen don’t discuss politics. As a candidate in Army OCS, I was instructed never to engage in partisan activities, especially anything controversial. Not surprisingly, I still avoid all things Republican or Democrat. And, most of all, I RUN from any discussion of abortion politics! Imagine then my consternation … Continue reading Philosophical Consistency or Political Expediency
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