QotD, What’s Wrong With ‘Old-Fashioned?’ edition.
Megan McArdle, on GUESS WHO*? Call me old-fashioned, but I think that social sanction can be very helpful in assisting us in doing important but difficult things. Marriage is stronger if people who find out that their friends are cheating don’t say, “Awesome, is he hot?” but “How could you do that to Jason?” Marriage is stronger if people who cheat are viewed with slight | Read More »
‘Real’ choices are for ‘real’ people, Megan. Not conservatives.
I’m moderately surprised that Megan McArdle doesn’t already know the answer to her implicit question here: Obviously, since I’m pro-choice, I think you can argue against abortion control in many effective ways. But this[*] is not one of them–at least not if you hew to the feminist notion that women are entitled to their own choices and preferences as individuals, not lumped in with some | Read More »
‘The Trillion Dollar Fix.’
R.S McCain summarizes Megan McArdle’s post about our current economic strategy in three words: “It won’t work.” Which is a fair assessment, both in Megan’s analysis and in her conclusions. Personally, I would have preferred it if Stacy could have been able to summarize both with one word, though: “Oops.” Not to be a broken record about this, but I didn’t need Megan to tell | Read More »
Elections have consequences: Megan McArdle edition.
Before we go any further, let me just note that my sympathies for the people in the video below is currently somewhere between “nil” and “whatever.” This is a blue-on-blue fight, as far as I’m concerned: Wall Street actually has a habit of going against its class interests by funding and supporting Democrats, and God knows that they had their hand in the current banking | Read More »