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This is the archive for November 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Either way, Bush is avoiding one aspect of that question on Today's trip to Hanoi by staying at the Sheraton, instead of here

Friday, November 17, 2006

What have you done with Billy!?! Give him back!

No, no, not the Milton Friedman thing. He's at least not wrong about that, not in his objection, anyway. No, it's in the way that teh intarweb has been quietly destroying the English language. And now Billy's gone over to the dark side. I can only assume his body has been taken over by aliens.

I don't know if it's because of an over reliance on spell-checkers, or because a few years ago the internet hit that critical mass that allowed stupid *and* undeducated people to participate, but now, apparently, the word "loose" officially means "to be unable to locate, or to no longer retain possession of".

It's the end of the world, I tell ya.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

One of my heroes died today. I had my disagreements with some of his policy ideas, but almost nobody was a better spokesman for and popularizer of the libertarian point of view. His book "Free to Choose" was my introduction to it, and I'll always be thankful for that.

If you're not familiar with him, or just want to enjoy his style and clarity again, watch some of these.

UPDATE: Billy doesn't agree.