Daily Archives: July 18, 2011

Politics and the Media

2 articles from the recent New Yorker on the US Budget crisis and responsibility & Rupert Murdoch’s tabloids & responsibility Empty Wallets / Early Birds

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Getting to Crazy

By Paul Krugman There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief — of the black-humor variety — in the spectacle of … Continue reading

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Ignorance

By Massimo Pigliucci  Ignorance is the root of all evil, according to Plato, who also famously gave us a still-current definition of its opposite: knowledge. For Plato, knowledge is “justified true belief”. That definition is worthy of consideration as we reflect … Continue reading

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