Browsing Catharsis – 05.29.12
May 29, 2012
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Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up? Fantastic.
WHAT THE WRIGHT BROTHERS PLANNED ALL ALONG.
If I personally were a rock star.
Fukuyama on China. Best paragraph: “I had a meeting a couple of years ago in Beijing with a mid-level official heading a Central Committee office, who told me over a long lunch that I could not possibly understand contemporary China without appreciating what a total disaster the Cultural Revolution was, and how the current system was organized to prevent that from happening again. Looking around at the books and memorials to Mao Zedong that the Party was still promoting, I asked him how that could come about unless the Party was more forthright in telling the truth about Mao’s legacy. His generation had personal experience of those terrible events, but people growing up since then did not, and could be seduced into viewing it with nostalgia. It was precisely that lack of historical remembrance that Bo Xilai was exploiting. The official, by the way, didn’t have an answer to my question.”
UnObamacare. This is maybe the best health care system I’ve ever heard of. It might even be better than Singapore’s.
SMBC argues that Nozick was a hypocrite. They’re probably right…. that is Nozick they are referring to, right?
Economics was referred to a dismal science because it is anti-slavery. Great little bit of history/trivia. The article Henderson starts off with I’m less enthralled with at its end. It implies that acknowledging any inborn is tantamount to endorsing eugenics and slavery.