Archive for the ‘government’ Category

one part perspiration…

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

“I just attended a debate in New York a few weeks ago about whether or not we should outlaw genetic engineering in babies and the audience was pretty split. In China, 95 percent of an audience would say, “Obviously you should make babies genetically healthier, happier, and brighter!” There’s a big cultural difference.”

beware the legislative industrial complex

Friday, March 15th, 2013

“Can you imagine a more ridiculous regulation than one that requires a lobby group for the blind to come to Capitol Hill every three years to explain that the blind still can’t read books on their own and therefore need this exception?”

doing a proper job

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

“China’s social media censors never sleep, though they do fall behind on their work late at night.”


“A biological immune system’s focus is not on reaching zero infection as quickly as possible, but rather on stopping infections from spreading and interfering with the health of the organism.”

in a p propriate

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

“Government is failing spectacularly at its core functions, such as budgeting and educating. Yet it continues to multiply its peripheral and esoteric responsibilities, tasks that require it to do things for which it has no aptitude, such as thinking and making common-sense judgments.”

mind your changes

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

“We are taking chemotherapy for a cold.”

painted short of the glory

Friday, March 8th, 2013

“Ultimately, the best solution for overcriminalization is to reduce the number of crimes on the books.”

read this while you can

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

“…increasingly imaginative solutions were needed to make dissemination of defamatory content online subject to civil law.”

shopping in utopia

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

“It didn’t take long to discover that this was no ordinary department store.”


“But this is no joke, and the humiliation it visits upon the people who take part in it, far from being a drawback, is an essential benefit to the power; for slaves who must participate in their own enslavement by signalling to others the happiness of their condition are so humiliated that they are unlikely to rebel.”

Our house was a very, very fine house…

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

“Kafka would have liked the zoning folks.”

clean your plate

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

“The report found that in the US and parts of Europe nearly half of all food bought by consumers is thrown away; and that 30 percent of all crops grown in the UK are not even harvested because they do not meet the stringent cosmetic standards that are set by supermarkets and other food distributors around the world.”