Month: May 2009

Pirate Day

Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me One of the best podcasts comes from George Mason University’s economics department: EconTalk. It’s perfectly pitched at my level of economics learning, …

Mini-Book Reviews

Some new, some old. Some in progress, some finished. Some repeats, some originals. It’s a Random World I bought this book after hearing Taleb interviewed on EconTalk. The host …

Religion and More Religion

Neo-Emerson Revival? Very interesting review essay at The New Statesman about religion and modernity. The premise: Religion and modernity co-exist just fine. Voltaire and the Enlightenment and its progeny …

From the Notebooks

The Funny Guy What’s the definition of a funny guy? Most obviously: A guy who makes others laugh. But that definition doesn’t answer many questions. What about the clumsy …