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.
My latest IRPP post notes the continuing slide of Barack Obama into self-inflicted irrelevance.
Read Andrew Coyne in today’s Postmedia papers on the Alberta election, especially the 2nd half where he argues persuasively that across Canada “part of the reason the left is winning is that it is the only side showing up.”
Sad because true.
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.