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Isaac Smith
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"To tell the time using a sundial you'd need calculus."

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"Jobs famously isn’t a trained programmer, engineer or MBA, or even a wunderkind dropout steeped in any of those fields like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg... Instead, Jobs dropped out from Reed College after a semester, lingering only to crash on friends’ dorm room floors and audit classes in topics like calligraphy that he found interesting in themselves..."

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"Conde Nast is Reddit's rather unlikely corporate parent, and it's not unreasonable to wonder if maybe Vogue editor Anna Wintour stumbled upon Jailbait one evening, spilled her wine in shock, then pulled the plug."

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There are simply not enough Thomas Aquinas parodies out there, but this is a start. (via +Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry)

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Interesting essay on VS Naipaul (via +Matt Frost). I had forgotten that the eXile still was around.

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If only the President could select people to serve on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors that believed in an expansionary monetary policy...
"Conservatives also tend to think that loosening monetary policy is a kind of intervention in free markets, and therefore to be suspicious of it. But this is an error. Professor Hendrickson points out that in a system of free banking, with competitive note issue rather than a central bank, the desire for profit and the need for solvency would lead to the supply of banknotes roughly equaling the demand. In a fiat-money regime such as the one under which we, for better or worse, live, a central bank’s withholding of a sufficient supply of money is just as much of an intervention in the economy as its overproduction of it." -- Ramesh Ponnuru

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Saw this one coming

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In retrospect, the Virginia Plan makes a whole lot of sense, at least in terms of yoking legislative and executive powers effectively.
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