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    Good Piece From Robert Reich

    …on why progressives shouldn’t get *too* smug about the big swing to the ‘loony right’ on the part of Republicans. He’s right (although he does conveniently gloss over the huge convenient weapon (heheheh) that Clinton handed the Republicans). http://www.salon.com/2012/02/27/the_terrifying_race_to_the_loony_right/

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    Hate to Say ‘I Told You So’

    … but I did. When the ‘faster than light neutrinos’ thing came out a few months ago, this is what I posted: http://www.bravus.com.au/blog/?p=2599 This article seems to suggest that I was right, and that the problem was with the experiment, not the theory. Einstein was right after all… http://www.livescience.com/18603-error-faster-light-neutrinos.html?utm_content=LiveScience&utm_campaign=seo%2Bblitz&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social%2Bmedia

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    The Laffer Curve

    {there will be a pic here when I’m not on my iPad. In the mean time you can google it, but the peak should be at 70% not 50%} Lowering taxes will increase revenues only if your economy is to the right of the peak, which most studies place at…

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    Not a Pipe, The Pot and Reading Art More Deeply

    This is surrealist Rene Magritte’s painting, entitled ‘The Treachery of Images’. The French text translates to ‘this is not a pipe’. People will say ‘Of course, it’s not a pipe, it’s a painting of a pipe’. And yes, that’s true, and yes, that’s related to what Magritte was about… but…

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    Going Quiet

    Blog has been quiet lately – not so much because I’ve been busy (though I have) but because (a) with close to 1500 posts, it sometimes feel as though I’ve said everything already!, (b) there are so many other avenues to share thoughts, from Facebook to Twitter to forums, and…

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    Clint, Chrysler and who owns positivity

    A bit odd for an Aussie to be talking about the politics of a US Superbowl ad, but I’m interested in politics and also in semiotics – studying the signs in our culture that communicate meaning. I thought this article was interesting: http://www.salon.com/2012/02/06/karl_roves_hissy_fit_offended_by_chrysler_ad/ And I wondered – who can we…