Problems With Rawls

Jessica recapitulates the part of John Rawls' theory that economists care about (concerning any other parts, I generally must plead ignorance). She recently read Will Wilkinson's thoughts on it (linking to this particular post), and though I don't believe that Rawlsekianism has much in the way of legs, pushing the left towards freer markets isn't…

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Vacation Time…

My vacation officially began yesterday, and I am looking forward to the week off.  Granted, I am still going to do some work during my vacation, as I have to finish up an XML schema to give third parties an opportunity to develop interfaces for an application at work, but other than that, I am…

Palin

After Obama chose Joe Biden as his candidate, i wrote up a quick summary of the situation. Now, time for Sarah Palin. To sum up McCain's advantages and disadvantages: Advantages Not as closely tied to Republicans as a generic Republican candidate would be. Strong on foreign policy, particularly with the surge. Anti-pork, anti-corruption. Stands a…

Madden 09 patch news

Huzzah! Many of my biggest complaints are going to be fixed. My two favorite edits: correcting progression and giving me time to adjust my defense before the snap. When the patch is released, I'll write my Review You Can Use [tm] for Madden.

Cedar Point

Today, I'm going to visit Cedar Point for the first time (or, if I have been there before, I can't remember it), going along with a few people from work.  The beauty of it all is that school has started, so we hopefully won't get long lines of kids and because it's a work day,…

Pakistan At The Corner

A couple of days ago, Andy McCarthy pointed out a couple of stories about Pakistan.  First, the good news:  they've banned the Taliban.  This isn't all that meaningful outside of the world of gestures, but it's better than the alternative.  Second, the bad (but not unexpected) news:  their government has gone the way of Belgium's. …

That’s The Spirit

A funny twitter from Jessica:  "woohoo, ohio!" As an Ohio partisan*, it brings a tear of joy to my eye knowing that somebody enjoys driving through my fair state, even if it may be just a relative thing compared to the suckiness of Pennsylvania... * - Yes, I do hide in the mountains and shoot…

Thoughts on Madden 09

Friday was a joyous day, as I acquired a superawesome TV, Madden 09, and Beijing Olympics. Some early thoughts on Madden: -- My Skill is a great idea executed terribly. Essentially, you compete in four drills (Running, Passing, and the defenses therewith), and depending on how you do, the computer adjusts the difficulty. Sounds good…