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CISPA, and the size of the Anglosphere vs. US politics

I’m interested in the ways the US derives rents from being a major imperial power. One way this happens is through the widespread use of English as international language. For example, people born in the US can travel and work … Continue reading

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Randomized controlled experiments come to the Obama administration. . .

‘s re-election campaign efforts. Of course it’s the campaign that adopts scientific approaches — if the campaign improves their methods, they see immediate and direct benefits. Of course the same kind of thing doesn’t happen on the policy side, where … Continue reading

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Greenwald on Paul, Obama and the hell of election seasons

Glenn Greenwald has this long harangue about the dumbness of the politically informed. I used to think Greenwald was shrill(!) and I suppose I still do but I increasingly agree with him, and if one feels onesself to be “in … Continue reading

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