Month: November 2013

  • Who is Not Going to be president in 2016

    In September 2008 I was visiting distant relatives in Ireland. The topic of conversation was “Sarah Palin.” All the Irish people at the table were genuinely worried about her. “We can’t afford to have another Bush Administration — that affects many people not just in America. This Sarah Palin seems formidable. Why on earth didn’t…

  • The flaw of libertarian economics

    The flaw of libertarian economics is that it overlooks or discounts the predatory aspects of power. You can say that we should get government off our backs or that taxation is an unjust burden or that the free market provides an optimal creation of wealth. But without oversight or interference, more powerful businesses can easily¬†…

  • Dear Amazon: Thanks for taking a dump on my ebook! (Formatting kindle ebooks on ipad)

    (The problem behind this rant has been mostly solved. See bottom). (This is Rant 1 of 2. In a few days, I will post my rant about¬† Smashwords) Dear Amazon. I’m really mad — no furious — at how crappy your ipad app is for reading Kindle files. Crazy/unpredictable output. Your $#$#$# Kindle Previewer on…