Archive for May 2012

Still Too Big to Fail

Harvey Rosenblum, Director of Research for the Dallas Fed, has written an interesting if flawed report on the status of “Too Big to Fail” and the early results of the Dodd-Frank reforms. Some highlights include: Since the 1970&#...

The Hunger Games: Kids Killing Kids

Spring grades are in, so it’s time for a bit of fiction. And since I’ve been hearing plenty of buzz about The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (now a major film), and since a neighbor girl left a copy on our steps after telling us how “amazi...

Thoughts towards a New Religious Right

Given my background, beliefs, and practices, I should be an enthusiastic supporter of the religious right—but I can’t do it. I’m religious. I’m conservative. I conclude with the religious right on a good many things, and yet. . . . So, a se...

iGod

Erstwhile Porcher Caleb Stegall has a fine piece in The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry where he discusses the difference between convivial and instrumental uses of technology, the former where technology is made to serve us and the latter w...

Uncle Joe Vs. “Too Big to Fail”

Devon, PA.  Outside of a few magazines and other fora on the conservative and collectivist fringe, one seldom hears the opinion that the banking crisis of 2008 was brought about chiefly, not to say exclusively, by the kinds of teratological...

A Sheeshah Pipe for the Porch?

I came to Cairo to get a better sense of the prospects for such a global conversation. If the battle over values is likely to play out globally in this century, how open are we to our natural allies?