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KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON: The Greeks Invented Mathematics, and Now It’s Bankrupting Them

National Review — In the short term, the world runs on words; in the long term, the world runs on numbers.

It is as though the Muses came to an agreement: In the here and now, mankind is subject to rhetoric, but mathematics gets the final say. 65 more words

Economy

KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON: John Roberts, Our American Ayatollah

National Review — John Roberts has the black robes, and the interpretive gifts, too.

In the matter of the so-called Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court ruled that the law must not say what it in fact does say because it would be better if it were not to say what it says and were to say something else instead. 116 more words

Politics

John Brown vs. John Calhoun: Some Perspective and an Answer to Kevin D. Williamson

Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

This evening I read a very interesting piece by Kevin D. Williamson of National Review, an article entitled “We have officially reached peak leftism.” 1,521 more words

Columns

"...that tragic bag of appetites..."

That’s Lubbock native Kevin D. Williamson’s term for Ma Barker, aka the Hildabeast.

I like it. I like it. Alas, it’s just too long for everyday use. 19 more words

Blogosphere

'Everything is Amazing': The Physical Results of Capitalism and The Paradise of the Real

The Paradise of the Real

Kevin D. Williamson writes:

“We treat the physical results of capitalism as though they were an inevitability. In 1955, no captain of industry, prince, or potentate could buy a car as good as a Toyota Camry, to say nothing of a 2014 Mustang, the quintessential American Everyman’s car. 283 more words
Think Tank

KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON: Paul Krugman’s Pretense of Economic Knowledge

National Review — Economics may be dismal, but it’s not a science.

It is wrong to call economics “the dismal science.” Dismal, yes; science, no. Econometrics and mathematical modeling are enormously valuable, but they also contribute to the pretense of knowledge, which is a lethal intellectual epidemic to which the scientist manqués of the economics world are especially vulnerable. 212 more words

Politics

Kevin D. Williamson: 'Texas is where ISIS Wannabes Get Outgunned at An Art Gallery'

Texas is where ISIS wannabes get outgunned at an art gallery.

— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) May 4, 2015

This is Texas. We shoot back.

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