My latest National Post column criticizes the obsession with solving mankind’s problems, in this case poverty, with advanced mathematics, as though humans were things not people.
NBC has a remarkable story about a simple idea to help the environment. Not exactly a breath of fresh air… but it will lead to many of those. Sometimes it’s not the big grandiose projects that matter.
Episode two of my “Reality University” podcast is now available, on Thomas Sowell’s A Conflict of Visions and the deep intellectual roots of political disagreements.
I’m pleased to say Reality U has hit the “New and Noteworthy” section of the iTunes store. So please tune in, turn on and drop in.
The appointed president of the European Commission, a certain Jean-Claude Juncker, has just warned that if Greece leaves the Euro zone “we would put ourselves at risk because some, notably in the Anglo Saxon world, would try everything to deconstruct the euro area piece by piece, little by little.” A spokesperson later clarified that when he said “Anglo Saxon world” he probably didn’t mean the British personally so much as the loathsome “markets and speculators” one naturally associates with the wretched English-speakers of this world.
A lovely thought phrased with exquisite tact. But why is it a warning? It strikes me as high time someone did it.
My latest for the IRPP asks re the new Liberal tax policy how our expectations for clarity and fairness have sunk so low.