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The “We are the 99 percent” movement – the Left’s answer to the Tea Party?

In 2010, the tea party emerged from a mass of disorganized, grumbles and frustrations focused on Washington’s largess and Wall street’s perceived excesses and excessive influence in our nation’s capitol. The GOP embraced their frustrations and helped coalesce their complaints into an effective “party” that came to represent the demands of the far right of … Continue reading


Gladwell on The Brooklyn Nets, NBA economics and American Inequality

There’s a great article by Malcolm Gladwell on Grantland entitled “The Nets and NBA Economics” that I had to share. Here’s an excerpt that really struck me: “One of the great forgotten facts about the United States is that not very long ago the wealthy weren’t all that wealthy. Up until the 1960s, the gap … Continue reading

On the Success of Feminism and the Disappearance of the “Good” Man.

When I first read Kay Hymowitz‘s recent article for the Wall Street Journal, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. It’s a great read, and raises a question many well-educated, single and frustrated women have been asking themselves in recent years: “Where Have the Good Men Gone?” With images of the gallant, chivalrous prince sweeping … Continue reading

On Inequality: Much Ado About Nothing, Or A Sign of Things Gone Wrong?

According to Tyler Cowen (general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and coauthor of the Economics blog marginal revolution), “most of the worries about income inequality are bogus”. That is the thesis of his recent article, “The Inequality That Matters”, in which Professor Cowen argues that much of the recent fervour about the growing gap between the haves … Continue reading

Where to next?

Back in November, I wrote a short piece entitled “How did we get here?” in which I discussed the increasingly hostile and vitriolic nature of the rhetoric in today’s political environment. I observed that the battle cries from both extremes of the political divide were drowning out the civil political dialogue, and that the blogosphere and … Continue reading

On Predation, Animal Suffering and Meaty Morals

“…most of us still feel somehow that the suffering of animals raised for our consumption pales in comparison to the suffering of animals caused by the brutality of wicked men. This double standard intrigues me. How is it that we can claim such moral outrage in the name of the suffering of innocent animals in one circumstance, and yet condone arguably greater suffering when we are the direct beneficiaries?” Continue reading