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Tag: David Brooks
  • David Brooks and Free Markets

    David Brooks wrote in the NY Times today about the discontent he is feeling with the Democratic Party. His complaints about the health bill were accurate and forceful, but his understanding of the free market is not. He stated:  Yet I confess, watching all this, I feel again why I’m no longer spiritually attached to …

  • David Brooks Defends a Failed God

    New York Times columnist David Brooks is defending his god, the state.  To be fair, his criticism is aimed at a certain crowd.  I find his blog to be a slightly brilliant criticism of “strong national defense” Republicans’ hystericals about the Yemen bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who terrorized a plane by lighting himself on fire.  Brooks …

  • David Brooks: Mr. Bentham vs. Mr. Hume

    David Brook’s latest column hits the nail on the head. Brooks describes two hypothetical individuals, Bentham and Hume, who could be chosen to run the government. Bentham is intelligent, calculating, and hands-on. When asked about how to deal with climate change, he draws up grand plans and research institutes to figure out the best methods …