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July Reads and Links

Interesting history and our Constitution.

'A Bubble in Time: America During the Interwar Years, 1989-2001' by William L. O'Neill
'American High: The Years of Confidence, 1945-1960' by William L. O'Neill

'That's Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America's Right Wing' by Michael Austin

Games and Life

'The Grasshopper, third edition: Games, Life and Utopia' by Bernard Suits

July Links

Buy American
More on cars
Ten things and Life
Give your money away
Meat or vegetables

"It's fun to tease people about where fiction and life intersect." Dorothy Allison

May Reads.

Summer reads and a few links.

'The New Prophets of Capital' by Nicole Aschoff
'ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror' by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan
'The Nearest Thing to Life (The Mandel Lectures in the Humanities)' by James Wood
See Work link below. 'The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction' by Matthew B. Crawford
'Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds' by Charles MacKay
'Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises,' Sixth Edition, by Charles P. Kindleberger, Robert Z. Aliber, Robert Solow

Fiction: 'Crow Fair: Stories' by Thomas McGuane and all of Cormac McCarthy

'The Founding Fathers Versus The Gun Nuts'
Outsourcing, a bit dated, but still relevant.
The Liberal Arts vs. Neoliberalism.
Unreal, unreal.... see YouTube.
Working with your hands.

April Links

Kansas, Brownback's Welfare State

Is it not curious that a state that says it is about freedom imposes restrictions on the needy while it fails to impose any restrictions on its own bad habits? When your state is on the dole because of your policies shouldn't you too give something up? Given Governor Sam Brownback's economic failure shouldn't he in fairness impose the same restrictions on himself and on his staff. Obvious failure should be seen for what it is, failure.

Only comedy can do justice to Kansas.

Sam's tax help.

More on Sam's failure here.

And Guns....

Remember the incredible fear one case of Ebola caused the republican party, would you not think this issue of some concern?

Social media, the new bully pulpit.

Why be good?

"Books had instant replay long before televised sports." Bernard Williams [See what to read]

March 2015 Links


Nah, we ain't rascist.

Scott Walker another dummy?

Docs on Vaccines.

Will republicans ever change?

'Just How dangerous is Sen. Tom Cotton, Iran Letter Crackpot? You’d be Surprised'.

"...[T]he most important identity we can acknowledge in another person is the identity of being an intelligent reflective human being." Stefan Collini 'That's Offensive'

Links of Interest

This is hopefully going to be a regular post. There is so much excellent information online why not share it.


"Japan ships 1.5 million cars to America each year, but allows only 20,000 American cars into its own market. Since 2012, Japan’s yen has devalued by 50 percent against the dollar. Now Japan wants tariff-free access to the U.S. market through the TPP while it continues cheat on currency." Read article here.

Let's show them all... Recalls

Toyota Recalls.

Air Bags.

Recall Rates.

Sometimes it's good to be wrong...

I'm never wrong.

This book should be read by everyone, especially our representatives....

Are you unconscious?

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me." Andre Malraux