Monthly Archives: January 2011

Middle East Burning

The Middle East, traditionally a tinderbox awaiting a spark, is burning. In just the last two weeks, Tunisia’s youth, sparked by the self-immolation of a college-educated yet unemployed compatriot, have led marches and demonstrations that drove the Western-backed president to … Continue reading

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The Tucson Conversation

The collective conversation following the events in Tucson last week focused on two primary aspects: gun control and language control. Arizona is vilified for its loose amalgam of laws pertaining to gun control. But here’s an interesting thread: if, as … Continue reading

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Moral Hazard

A frequent topic of discussion lately has been “moral hazard”. Someone who opposes using taxpayer money to bail out financial institutions usually invokes this idea. In this context, it refers specifically to the “no-lose” position that is created, and the … Continue reading

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