Monthly Archives: April 2018

Hey! Teacher! Leave Them Kids Alone!

The Case Against Education Bryan Caplan claims that most of the public and individual spending on education is wasted. I mostly agree with him. And I say this as someone with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that teaches at a university … Continue reading


Realin’ In The Years

“Far from being an aberrant expression  of some political extreme or a product of gross misinformation, a conspiratorial view of politics is a widespread tendency across the entire ideological spectrum.” “I take my desires for reality because I believe in the reality … Continue reading

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Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs … Continue reading

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There are three ancient Chinese curses. May you live in interesting times. May you be recognized by people in high places. May you get what you wish for. Of course, these are not ancient. Or Chinese. But they are curses. … Continue reading


Kitchens of Extinction

Digital Darwinism by Tom Goodwin I agree with a lot that’s in this book. But I left feeling uneasy by the extent to which I agree with it so I want to strike a contrarian note – where I hopefully … Continue reading

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Gormenghast on Lake Burley Griffin

“How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” So the article by Lachlan Harris and Andrew Charlton in today’s SMH is heaps better than most of the political commentary that we normally get but it is still incomplete. … Continue reading


Facebook – Signal / Noise

Cyberspace Anarchitecture as Jungle-War is the typically awesome title of a typically incomprehensible Nick Land article. It lurches out of my id as I contemplate the current Facebook* fiasco. Not so much a watershed as a tsunami, the aftermath of … Continue reading

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