Thingish Things

California’s Default Lines

The New York Post’s multi-talented Kyle Smith, who is both a film critic and a political writer, pens a must-read piece today comparing the fiscally reckless behavior of modern day California and Greece.  The latter threatens to take down a continent; the former a nation. Our nation. Mr. Smith’s nearly 2,000-word piece is meticulously researched and compellingly written: Greek and […]

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What’s Pericles Got to Do with It?

Nicholas Kristof files his latest defense of Keynesian economics from Athens, which is published in today’s New York Times. He is beginning to sound like — hold your ears — Paul Krugman. Mr. Kristoff argues in the very same space that Greek society is structurally broken and corrupt, and that its government should pour massive amounts of borrowed […]

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