Sunday morning MLP: religion and politics
Politics department, part 1:
Cusack and Jonathan Turley on Obama’s Constitution.
He was never motivated that much by principle. What he’s motivated by are programs.
Part 2: a moral hazard roundup from Washington's Blog. Top Economists: Iceland Did It Right … And Everyone Else Is Doing It Wrong
Jason Santa Maria: Stealing
What made me a Goudy superfan is that
he did all this and more after he was 40 years
old. Before that he busied himself keeping books for
a realtor in Chicago.
Prof. Mahmoud El-Gamal: Can Political Islam Reform "Islamic Finance"? Essay on the prohibition of usury, the rise of Islamic political movements, and bizarre mashups of permitted transactions to create supposedly interest-free financial products.
Productivity department, part 1. Hillary Rettig: No Such Thing as “Good Procrastination”.
Part 2, another productivity idea, from Ethan Zuckerman: “Long Flights” – a somewhat serious business idea
Francis Spufford on Christianity: The trouble with atheists: a defence of faith.
Philosopher's Beard: Economics
Ethicists think economists are
clumsy buffoons with an impoverished view of human
nature and morality, obsessed with incentives and
markets as the answer to everything. Economists think
ethicists are obsessed with discovering mystical
intrinsic values, at the expense of systematically
thinking through their real world relevance. These
are caricatures with some truth to them. But to the
extent that they prevent ethicists and economists
from taking each other seriously, they block the real
scope for mutual learning.