One year ago, I posted on the Marine Corps' decision to scrap its amphibious assault vehicle program in order to discuss the tendency of institutions to preserve the status quo. The Marine Corps bureaucracy's decision to scrap their institution's signature battle tactic was, therefore, quite remarkable in context. The annual holiday devoted to honoring America's … Continue reading No More Brother Wars, 2020
It's a micro-phenomenon, but I see it enough it really does have me wondering: the US tort system is expensive, arbitrary and rent-seeking, but remains strangely immune to serious economic and political study. If you google a few phrases, you might get some Chamber of Commerce discussions about runaway verdicts, or social justice cant that … Continue reading The Age of Ideology is over, cont.
I haven't really been away of course, but my WordPress renewal reminds me that I pay for this thing and need to use it. Tweets are short, easy blurbs and putting together well-sourced, thoughtful blog posts reminds me too much of work, so my plan is to become even more glib and superficial and make … Continue reading So what did I miss?
Prognostication is an uncertain exercise, so I might as well go big. https://twitter.com/TOOEdit/status/1213842466354466820?s=20 The tabula rasa theory of human development is on its last legs. As with any gnostic dogma that no longer explains reality, its practitioners double down on their praxis, in a final ghost dance to revive the old pantheon and exorcise the … Continue reading Predictions!
And we are starting it off with a bang. I'm not particularly exercised about the assassination of this extra-territorial Persian adventurer. As I was reminded this morning, these people are not our friends. https://twitter.com/HarmlessYardDog/status/1213455061264871424?s=20 By the way, interesting phenotypical differences in the above photograph. Iran is ruled by an Aryan theocratic elite. It's also a … Continue reading Happy New Decade!