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Forum: Diavlog comments 08-10-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,783
Posted By adoantarel
Re: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Mike Konczal & Timothy Carney)

Carney said that people don't trust government officials to make choices, and his point is well taken. However, the flipside is just as true; people don't trust corporations to make decisions either,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-10-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,894
Posted By adoantarel
Re: More Canoes (Tim Fernholz & Kevin D. Williamson)

The idea that bad corporate governance is a problem only to the shareholders is completely false. It is bad for the employees of that corporation. It is bad for those employees' families. It is bad...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-10-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,894
Posted By adoantarel
Re: More Canoes (Tim Fernholz & Kevin D. Williamson)

I find it extremely naive to say that profitability is the only yardstick to measure what is "good." It rests on the idea that if all restraints are removed, people will naturally gravitate toward...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-15-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,873
Posted By adoantarel
Re: Young Wolves (Adam Serwer & Daniel Foster)

I have to disagree strongly with the assertion that an ability to "BS" is the most important skill a president needs, followed only by the ability to do what other, supposedly smart people tell you...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-22-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 28,724
Posted By adoantarel
Re: Exquisitely Civil Edition (Adam Serwer & Dan Foster)

When an Actor and a Professional Athlete can make millions of dollars, while a teacher makes low to middling 5 figures, the market is broken. When a CEO makes over 1000 times a low yet full-time...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-19-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,233
Posted By adoantarel
Re: They're All Bullies and Whores (Emily Bazelon & Ann Althouse)

I have to disagree. There IS denigration of gay people among youth. The word "f@ggot" is a common insult, as is evidenced by a recent video in which at a high school football game, students from...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-19-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,233
Posted By adoantarel
Re: They're All Bullies and Whores (Emily Bazelon & Ann Althouse)

I find it interesting that two women are discussing this issue. Think back to how those religions have viewed women through time. Menstruation was once seen as unclean; women were to be put out of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-19-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,233
Posted By adoantarel
Re: They're All Bullies and Whores (Emily Bazelon & Ann Althouse)

Ms. Althouse doesn't want to just "throw it all into our previously existing ideological template," and yet that's exactly what she does with religious fundamentalists. She says that Christianity...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-19-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,233
Posted By adoantarel
Re: They're All Bullies and Whores (Emily Bazelon & Ann Althouse)

Ms. Althouse is correct that a lot of things are sins in Christianity, however there are no major movements against other sins. The National Organization for Marriage is not campaigning to make...
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