Category Archives: Economics


does not make you a better person.

I’m reading a review copy of an interesting new book from Bob Zimmerman on the history of slavery in America. One of the points he makes is that one of the things that created the cultural environment for it was the nature of how the Cavaliers founded Virginia, with the class bias and denigration of physical labor they brought from England.

Trump’s Attack On Baltimore

didn’t go far enough.

A friend of decades was murdered there a couple years ago, stabbed in the neck while walking her dogs. There remains no suspect, and no motive.

[Update a while later]

Yes. It is (as always, since the founding of their party) the Democrats, not Trump, that are the racists.

[Wednesday-morning update]

Al Sharpton is on his way to save Baltimore from Trump.

[Update a couple minutes later]

Trump is absolutely right about con-man Al Sharpton.

One of the many reasons I can’t take Democrats seriously on race is the fact that they feel the need to kiss that corrupt grifter’s ring to get their party’s nomination.

[Update a few minutes later]

Trump has forced the Democrats to defend Al Sharpton. His superpower is to show them to be the corrupt anti-Semitic racist grifters that they are.

The Next Fifty Years On The Moon

An interesting essay, but it has a few problems. First…

And they repeatedly use the phrase “lunar soil.” In fact we just update Evoloterra this weekend to fix this ourselves.

Finally, we have this comment, which seems gratuitous and almost a non sequitur in the context of this article: