Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Autodidactism at the Social Affairs Unit.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Hollywood's anti-McCarthyism

Oliver Kamm on George Clooney's Good Night, And Good Luck: "At no point does it manage to distinguish anti-Communism from McCarthyism".

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Amazon wikis

Scroll down the page for this book, for example, and discover that Amazon.com are now giving products their own wikis and discussion forums.

Motives, consequences and greed

Arnold Kling:
I wish you would see that motives matter less than consequences. I wish you could see that greed is at work when laws are passed that regulate markets, because regulations always produce winners and losers. I wish you could see that those winners and losers are often not who you think they are. I wish you could see that competitive behavior and free choice are forces that operate in the market as a check against greed. Finally, I wish you could see that greed is most difficult to restrain when it is exercised through the medium of government.
Source: Reynolds

Always produce

"My advice to anybody is: Find out what you want. Then get it," said Philip Larkin. "Always produce," says Paul Graham.

Political Islam

Pocket guide to Political Islam.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Video clips

GreenCine Daily link to some music clips at Arthur magazine. They include Howlin' Wolf, King Crimson, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, and PiL.

The clips seem to be shared through You Tube, which appears to be like Flickr, only for video rather than pictures.