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First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

The “Other Operation” (crossposted at my blog)

Like others, I’m mystified by the “ice bucket challenge” in which, as I understand it, people agree to have a bucket of ice water dumped over their heads, rather than giving money to charity. This is reminiscent of the famous Piranha Brothers’ “Other ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

The World Is Squared: Episode 1 – “Switzerland, Country of Joyce”

Thanks to P O’Neill in comments to my last post, for suggesting both the idea for this poor-man’s Friedman travelogue and its title. The first installment comes to you from the youth hostel in Grindelwald. 1. Telemachus I don’t really have much ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Follow the Money at the University of Illinois

Inside Higher Ed has gotten some of the preliminary documents on the back and forth between Chancellor Wise, officials at the University of Illinois (including a top person in charge of fundraising), and a high-level donor, before Wise made her initial ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Sunday photoblogging: Bristol, the centre

Entities: Bristol
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Freedom of the Press (if you own one?)

Until I got the boot a couple of years ago, I had a regular column in the Australian Financial Review. Since then, I’ve been freelancing, with mixed success. Friday was a good day, with two pieces appearing within a few hours of each other. This one, ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Republicans see Ebola, think DDT

I wrote not long ago about the zombie idea that the US ban on agricultural use of DDT, enacted in 1972, somehow caused millions of people elsewhere in the world (where DDT remains available for anti-malaria programs) to die of DDT. A thorough refutation ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 24 2014]
Entities: DDT, Morgan Reynolds, Ebola
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

2700 Scholars Boycott UI; Trustees to Meet Tomorrow; Salaita’s Teaching Evaluations Superb; Philosopher Cancels Prestigious Lecture

I’m still on vacation and mostly staying offline but I wanted to do a quick update on the Salaita affair. 1. Tomorrow, August 22, the Executive Committee of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet again . The Executive Committee ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

How can we convince rightwingers to accept climate science …

… persuade them to stop being rightwingers[1] (This is a cross-post from my blog ) I have a piece in (Australian magazine) Inside Story arguing that the various efforts to “frame” the evidence on climate change, and the policy implications, in a ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Coming soon, to a city near you

The University of California, Davis, is located immediately next to – across the street from – the city of Davis, California. Davis has a population of about 66,000, about 70 percent of whom have completed at least a bachelor’s degree from university. ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Lincoln in Manchester

The statue of Abraham Lincoln in Westminster arrived in 1920. The former US Secretary of State Elihu Root presented it in July, noting its place of honor on Parliament Square among “memorials of British statesmen” and in a place “where the living tides ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

The Laffer Event Horizon?

Reading Jon Chait this morning: With predictable fury, supply-siders have denounced this heresy [that Reagan-era supply-side policies might not be optimal today, even granting that they were in 1980]. You can get a flavor of the intra-party debate ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Ferguson, disorder, and change

Watching the nightly demonstrations and confrontations from Ferguson, I was reminded of James C. Scott’s discussion in chapter 1 of his Two Cheers for Anarchism of the role of riots, confrontations, violence and disorder in effecting social change. They ... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 20 2014]

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The “Other Operation” (crossposted at my blog) [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 27 2014]
The World Is Squared: Episode 1 – “Switzerland,... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 26 2014]
Follow the Money at the University of Illinois [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 25 2014]
Sunday photoblogging: Bristol, the centre [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 24 2014]
Freedom of the Press (if you own one?) [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 24 2014]
Republicans see Ebola, think DDT [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 24 2014]
2700 Scholars Boycott UI; Trustees to Meet Tomo... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 22 2014]
How can we convince rightwingers to accept clim... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 22 2014]
Lincoln in Manchester [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 21 2014]
Coming soon, to a city near you [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 21 2014]
The Laffer Event Horizon? [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 21 2014]
Ferguson, disorder, and change [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 20 2014]
“Bad Cess” [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 17 2014]
Ferguson, Missouri, update [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 17 2014]
The road from Sinjar to Tilbury is blocked [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 17 2014]
A myriad of posts [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 17 2014]
Sunday photoblogging: Severn Beach toward Avonm... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 17 2014]
The end of a glittering career …. [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 16 2014]
A libertarian moment, after all ? [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 16 2014]
Some notes on Ferguson, Missouri [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 14 2014]
Nearly 300 Scholars Declare They Will Not Engag... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 13 2014]
Origami [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 13 2014]
New Spoon – Good! [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 12 2014]
Sunday photoblogging: Tivoli, gardens of the Vi... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 10 2014]
What’s left of libertarianism? [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 09 2014]
Reagan and the Great Man in history [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 08 2014]
Shit and Curses, and Other Updates on the Steve... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 07 2014]
Reagan and plagiarism [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 07 2014]
The Persistence of the Old Regime [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 07 2014]
Another Anti-Zionist Professor Punished for His... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 06 2014]
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The “Other Operation” (crossposted at my blog) [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 27 2014]
Like others, I’m mystified by the “ice bucket challenge” in which, as I understand it, people agree to have a bucket of ice water dumped over their heads, rather than giving money to charity. This is reminiscent of the famous Piranha Brothers’ “Other ...
The World Is Squared: Episode 1 – “Switzerland,... [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 26 2014]
Thanks to P O’Neill in comments to my last post, for suggesting both the idea for this poor-man’s Friedman travelogue and its title. The first installment comes to you from the youth hostel in Grindelwald. 1. Telemachus I don’t really have much ...
Follow the Money at the University of Illinois [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 25 2014]
Inside Higher Ed has gotten some of the preliminary documents on the back and forth between Chancellor Wise, officials at the University of Illinois (including a top person in charge of fundraising), and a high-level donor, before Wise made her initial ...
Sunday photoblogging: Bristol, the centre [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 24 2014]
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Freedom of the Press (if you own one?) [Published Crooked Timber - Aug 24 2014]
Until I got the boot a couple of years ago, I had a regular column in the Australian Financial Review. Since then, I’ve been freelancing, with mixed success. Friday was a good day, with two pieces appearing within a few hours of each other. This one, ...
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