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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Leverage, Ethics and the NBA Lockout

In nuclear war strategy, the concept of mutually assured destruction, that if you nuke me, I’ll nuke you and we’ll all be dead, establishes an equilibrium wherein both parties recognize that to launch a first strike against the other would be suicide – as a result, nobody should launch nuclear missiles.  The recognition of this [...]

NFL = Weekly Mediocrity

I should really stop looking at the ESPN NFL power rankings.  Because I’m a Giants homer, I’ll view any position below 2nd as way too low (no matter what their record) and Sando’s constant short shrifting of Big Blue has aggravated me for as long as I can remember.  I can handle the Giants being marked [...]

Thomas Friedman

NYT Op Ed: A Long List of Suckers Oh Thomas Friedman, your mad lib-worthy editorials are the stuff of legend. I don’t begrudge his success, but it does bother me that the guy who is arguably the most famous Op Ed writer on the Times’ staff is a pretty lousy writer, all things considered.  He’s [...]