* “The IPO is dying. Marc Andreessen explains why” is about much more than its headline implies, and there are too many good excerpts to pick one. Highly recommended.
* “Feminism and Its Discontents;” see also my earlier post on the subject.
* “Francophone Hit, American Letdown:” on The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. I’m curious enough to get a copy.
* “A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son:” “Every morning, I have to face the reality that my son is fighting for his life. It’s not clear whether he’ll live or die. All of this to find a small amount of drugs?” Call this part of the unmeasured cost of drug prohibition.
* “The American Dream is Every Man’s Nightmare” (maybe).
* “Intelligent life is just getting started,” from biologist Nathan Taylor.
* Announcements of the novel’s death from 1902 to the present.
* “How Denver Is Becoming the Most Advanced Transit City in the West.”
* “America’s Public Sector Union Dilemma: There is much less competition in the public sector than the private sector, and that has made all the difference.” The part about low labor mobility is especially striking.
I basically agree with the “The American Dream is Every Man’s Nightmare” about the stupidity of what it presents as the American dream, however I am more skeptical of his sociology. The gender angle sounds plausible, but he really doesn’t really provide any evidince of it. Furthoremore, his description of the American Dream (TM) doesn’t sound like what most of my 20 something friends (male and female) want. It is a bit more in line with what I see in older adults.