Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dive Into Brothel (the word)

Stand in awe of the nuance: Words for sex and prostitution move easily from language to language. Consider the peregrinations of bordel all over the Romance-speaking world (the noun became “international,” though surely the introduction of the “thing” did not … Continue reading

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Piketty’s New Book

Review here (pdf) I am generally a free markets, don’t tell me what to do and don’t take my stuff kind of guy, but I’ve been stopped dead in my tracks considering whether I agree or not with this sentence … Continue reading

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Some Links

How and why bitcoin will plummet in price. There’s a lot of thinking in this piece and, unfortunately, a lot of econo-jargon, which Cowen is wont to do from time to time. For purposes of argument, let’s say that a … Continue reading

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*Rebel Without a Cause* Review

“You shouldn’t believe what I say when I’m with the rest of the kids. Nobody acts sincere.” So says Natalie Wood’s character Judy in this celebrated movie about teen angst released fifty-eight years ago. Is this a great movie? It’s … Continue reading

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Am I The Only One That Hates Thiel’s GOTY?

Here’s his Graph of the year: I see a comparison of an aggregate with an average and I get annoyed. I’m not disputing the point so much, really, but I feel like this is contrived to give us a hockey … Continue reading

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