mousesnakeEven before it came out that he probably wasn’t even gay, Walter Olson was not happy with the “self-loathing” explanation for the Orlando killer. He’s also less than jazzed about BLM shutting down a gay pride parade in Canada.

It turns out that smokers are less than interested in being props in someone else’s morality play.

I can definitely understand that there are safety concerns with this device, but as long as nutritionists are recommending diet and exercise I don’t want to hear arguments about efficacy.

A moral dilemma for pro-lifers: The Texas abortion laws recently struck down by the courts increased second-trimester abortions, but reduced abortions overall.

Megan McArdle argues that, at the end of the day, we should treat rape like other crimes.

Hannah Ewens talks about taking grown men’s virginity. I remember one girl I flirted with who seemed to lose interest in me when she found out I wasn’t a virgin. (Note: Unlike this person Ewens did not exactly seek them out.)

As oil prices remain low, some oil companies are wanting to resort to protectionism.

In between the left’s multiculturalism and the right’s nativism, Michael Lind purports to offer a better way.

Razib Khan maps out the great human disruptions.

Matthew Yglesias explains how a seemingly small change in trade policy may have demolished manufacturing employment in the United States.

foxesAhhh, but can we put a bomb on it?

A paper alleging fracking contamination of drinking water has been retracted.

Pokemon Go! (Find a dead body.) Pity that Law & Order (Prime) isn’t still around, because they always put so much thought into how the dead bodies are found.

Matthew Parris explains that now that he knows his country a little bit better, he likes it a little bit less. He makes some decent points, but the notion that an objective should be abandoned on the basis of who one’s allies are leaves nobody able to advocate for anything. It is usually the lofty point of view of those whose less savory allies cannot be attacked without accusations of racism.

This sounds interesting, but I’m already pretty backlogged on my audiobook queue.


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7 Responses to Linkluster Controversial Swedish Film

  1. Vikram Bath says:

    BLM shutting down a gay pride parade in Canada.

    What’s next?! Will some black people say unkind things about a Planned Parenthood clinic?

    This is only weird if you think everyone who votes Democratic in American elections necessarily views everyone else who does the same as their friends.

    • Brandon Berg says:

      I was supposed to find, when I looked up survey data, that black people are actually more accepting of transsexuals. Cross-culturally, attitudes towards trans people seem to correlate less strongly with attitudes towards homosexuals than you might expect.

  2. Brandon Berg says:

    The Yglesias piece raises an interesting question, assuming the hypothesis is true: Would the adjustment to trade with China have been smoother if we permanently normalized trade relations from the beginning, allowing trade to grow gradually as China developed economically, rather than allowing pressure to build up before opening the floodgates?

    • trumwill says:

      In retrospect, that sounds intuitively correct. But even if we assume the hypothesis true, no one expected it to matter as much as it did, so it’s hindsight.

    • Oscar Gordon says:

      I’m actually surprised people didn’t think about this. Business is cost conscious, but it is even more stability conscious. When we talk about overseas sweatshops, etc., one of the reasons they persist is precisely because such places are unstable. No one wants to make the capital investments to improve working conditions if you may find yourself tossed out on your ear the next time some new General seizes power.

      See: Venezuela

  3. Jaybird says:

    I was (and remain) surprised by the amount of pushback we saw to the whole “pledged allegiance to ISIS” story for the Pulse shooter.

    I think it has to do with looking under the streetlight… if it was ISIS being decentralized, there’s no way to fight against that. If it’s toxic masculinity, however, well… there are things we can do.

    • Brandon Berg says:

      Fighting against the Patriarchy also feels much better. But I’m sure that wouldn’t sway anyone’s judgment.

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