Mr. Weingarten, the discrepancy is no small things. Spitznagel proposes an argument; the argument contains as an important premise this supposed relationship between Ford's philosophy and FDR's policies; the economies of the interwar years and the era of New Deal economics were two very different beasts. Therefore the argument fails, and Mr. Spitznagel's point is incoherent.
Of course he does. Only the dim-witted around here miss that.
1914...Ford had a $5 day
1919...Ford had a $6 day
1932...Ford had a $7 day --- which exceed all the increases and levels found in all 546 codes of FDR's “alphabet schemes.”
Spitznagel's point is quite coherent.
March 14, 2014 at 7:56am
woodyee – if you read the book, despite the political progressivism of those living in “superbubbles,” the actual values that they follow in their own lives and pass along to their children tend to be far more conservative (in the traditional sense) than one would think, even from a religious perspective. They do not practice what they preach, and as such do society a disservice for fear of being called judgmental or otherwise publicly castigated.
February 28, 2014 at 4:40pm
BC – the author, Fred Siegel, is actually an older gentleman. I have enjoyed reading much of Mencken’s work too, and thought there were some great insights in “Notes on Democracy.” However, it appears that there was a darker side to Mencken as well, as exposed around World War I, in which he held very odious beliefs that were anti-American and pro-German. These beliefs manifested themselves to a lesser degree in the run up to World War II as well. Some of his most offensive writings never made it into his major collections of work. He is a complex character. I would say, don’t let it sully Siegel’s book altogether.
Mr. Weingarten, I'm 62. By the grace of God, I got sober almost 40 years ago...But, before that, I got lessons from all over...Jiminy Cricket*, for example. This kind of thing was in my subconscious mind, and one day...BOOM. I SAW THE LIGHT...
Nothing is taught, discussing RIGHT FROM WRONG, these days...ALL THINGS MUST BE STRAINED THROUGH A SMILEY-FACED-PC-FILTER.
People actually seem to deny the existence of Good and Evil today.
God hating, Devil Dan Thavithhh gets a pass because he's GHEY...
February 7, 2014 at 11:15am
Ralph Kiner died February 6, Reagan was born February 6.
December 24, 2013 at 2:45pm
Well done sir. Might want to throw “Coming Apart” in there by Murray too.
I wanted to stay within the 19 number
That one is included in the next 19 list
May I also add 19 more and one very important paper ( Glubb)
“The Gun” Chivers
“Coming Apart” Charles Murray
“The Great Reckoning” Davidson
“Liberal Fascism” Goldberg
“Liberty and Tyranny” Levin
“The Human Genome Project” Lee
“What it Means to be a Libertarian” Murray
“Reckless Endangerment” Morgenson
“Government Schools are bad for your Kids” Ostrowski
“Rules for Radicals” Alinsky
‘The Federalist Papers AND the Original Argument” Hamilton AND Beck
“The Fourth Turning” Strauss
“The Fate of Empires” Glubb (internet only)
“Who will tell the People” Greider
“The end of Prosperity” Laffer
“Debt and Taxes” Mankin
The Coming Insurrection” the invisible committee
“Wisdom from the Ancients” Figueria
“Money and the Nation State” David and Timberlake
“Sources of English Constitutional History” Stephenson