not ALL libertarians are idiots #equalopportunityhater

I keep mentioning that despite the moronic insanity of most right-wing aka libertarian rhetoric there are out there some “good” right-wingers that deserve close attention.

Abandon (Nearly) All Hope By SIMON CRITCHLEY (NYT)

Abandon (Nearly) All Hope By SIMON CRITCHLEY (NYT)

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/19/abandon-nearly-all-hope/

Abandon (Nearly) All Hope By SIMON CRITCHLEY

 APRIL 19, 2014, 2:30 PM

With Easter upon us, powerful narratives of rebirth and resurrection are in the air and on the breeze. However, winter’s stubborn reluctance to leave to make way for the pleasing and hopeful season leads me to think not of cherry blossoms and Easter…

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Greg Palast: Lap Dancers, the CIA, Pay-offs, and BP’s Deepwater Horizon

Greg Palast: Lap Dancers, the CIA, Pay-offs, and BP’s Deepwater Horizon

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GregPalast.com Lap Dancers, the CIA, Pay-offs, and
BP’s Deepwater Horizon

By Greg Palast  |  for Truthdig
Friday, 18. April 2014

From his investigation for Channel 4 Television in the newly released film, Vultures and Vote Rustlers.

There was CIA involvement through a company called Mega Oil. They…

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Yes there are good economists: Ha-Joon Chang author of “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism”

Yes there are good economists: Ha-Joon Chang author of “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism”

Check out Ha-Joon Chang’s RSA talk about his “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.”  It’s an excellent book that manages to be entertaining while preserving analytical depth and should be read by anybody interested in economics: Ha-Joon Chang: Economics Is A Political Argument The WorldPost  | by  Seung-yoon Lee…

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Student Discovers How to Fix All of Nation’s Problems After One Semester of Microeconomics

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Freshman Ben Alkire revealed this week that after taking just one introductory level economics course last semester, he now knows exactly what it will take to fix the economy. “I don’t know what all these politicians keep arguing about.” Ben says, “Everything just boils down to simple supply and demand.”  

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Allow me to school you on Gamification: Theory and Applications in the Liberal Arts

Allow me to school you on Gamification: Theory and Applications in the Liberal Arts

Beni_Balak_3_720_480 Gamification: Theory and Applications in the Liberal Arts April 9, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

As zoologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and many educators know, playing games is at the heart of learning. Teachers have long used rhetorical games like debates or mind games such as Socratic elenchus to encourage critical thinking. But what about video and computer games? While readily accepted as…

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I’m Making Fun Of Poor People

I’m Making Fun Of Poor People

Originally posted on Month of TDC:

I’m pretending to be poor when I’m really not. The concept of a two dollar a day challenge draws a criticism for this very reason. The argument stands that imitating a state of poverty does nothing but sling mud in the face of those who are actually living on less than $2 a day. It’s degrading and humiliating, as it would be for a man to sit on his legs and act…

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