Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The 24 Types of Libertarian

The 24 Types of Libertarian

Ampersand (Barry Deutsch) identifies 24 libertarian points of view. Hat tip to Pharyngula.

Added to the humor index.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Rational Optimist

Matt Ridley joins the ranks of cornucopian libertarians with a similarly error-ridden and cherry-picked set of arguments.

I found a harsh review and a followup by George Monbiot:

The Man Who Wants To Northern Rock The Planet

Matt Ridley's Rational Optimist is telling the rich what they want to hear

These are in the book reviews, environmentalism, and freedom through technology indexes.

[Addition: I've found several more harsh reviews, and placed them at: Reviews Of Books Related To Libertarianism.]

Saturday, June 05, 2010

The Krugman Blues

Sometimes it takes something special to make me appreciate a particular form of art. I'd never been impressed much by the blues, but this brings it home for me.