Suddenly, the world abounds in “inflection points.” What had been the preserve of mathematicians spread to the world of business Continue reading
Analysis and opinion of politics.
June 9 – July 9
It feels like we’ve been beating our heads for years against that stone-hearted relic called the General Assembly, just trying to get justice to flow.
“For a demagogue who feels besieged by critics and shackled by democratic institutions, crises open a window of opportunity to silence critics and weaken rivals.”
Levitsky and Ziblatt, How Democracies Die.
After getting roughed up in the north, he came south to see some old friends. They bucked him up. People Continue reading
Which is exactly why you should not vote for him.
One hundred years ago, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. first explained that mass democracies are free markets of political ideas. Don’t let the government suppress dissent, he argued, even in time of war. Only a free marketplace can sift good policies from bad.
I was in the 6th or 7th grade (1964?) when I asked Nana, who left Connemara in the 1920s, “Why did you come to America?”
“To eat,” she replied.