Archive for the ‘off topic’ Category

Thought from dinner: If the Greeks never give anything to humanity other than democracy and feta cheese, they will deserve to be honored forever.


One of my favorite blogs is “Strange Maps,” which presents an ongoing series of maps of a staggering variety of spaces both physical and intellectual, real and imagined. Today’s offering is relevant to economics: a map of the United States with the state names replaced by the names of countries that have a similar Gross […]


I seem to hear lately that Bush and the politicians and the punditry all want to “move forward” on Iraq. By “moving forward” it is generally meant that we shouldn’t dwell on how we came to be there, more specifically, we shouldn’t dwell on whether or not the Bush administration lied to get us there. […]