"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" religion - TT's Lost in Tokyo

Free speech 2: Finally, someone else - Larry Lessig - gets it on state-created corporations and speech! by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding post on speech and corporations , I highly recommend Lawrence Lessig `s insightful short piece, " The Principled and Pure Court? A Reply to Glenn Greenwald " (HuffPo, January 27). For those who haven`t seen it yet, I...

Supreme Court, others confused about "speech" because they ignore (1) that corporations are not themselves persons, but creatures of the state by TokyoTom

Further, virtually everyone has been ignoring (2) WHY it is that there is so much concern about corporations and their influence on (and vulnerability to) government: namely , states have allowed individuals (and now other corporations) to form separate...

The Road Not Taken IV: My other hysterical comments on climate science & how Austrians hamstring themselves by TokyoTom

In my initial post, on how Austrians strive for a self-comforting irrelevancy on climate change , I copied my chief comment to Stephan Kinsella . I copy below my other posts and some of the remarks I was responding to on Stephan`s thread , including the...

Evolution, religion and our insistence on a still undefined "objective" moral order by TokyoTom

I refer to my previous posts on the interesting subject of whether there is an "objective moral order", which Gene Callahan broached in a May blog post , returned to in a subsequent post but abandoned, to be picked up but ultimately punted by...

[Update] Mind Games: Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal panders to "skeptics" by abjuring science and declaring himself an expert on "mass neurosis" by TokyoTom

[Update: For an ongoing case study of the startling irrationality and "sick souls" of some of the "skeptics", see my related discussions with the physicist Lubos Motl: [Update] Mind Games/Luboš Motl: how an absence of functioning...

"Does Money Taint Everything?" Jeffrey Tucker on Work, "Giving back to the Community" and Religion by TokyoTom

Jeffrey Tucker asks the above question on the main Mises blog , in a version of an article he posted earlier on InsideCatholic . The essay stirred a few thoughts by yours truly, including the following which I posted in the comment thread: Jeff, you're...

At Nature, Hysterical AGW Religious Nuts and Vile Collectivists Say Tropics Are Expanding! by TokyoTom

[Snark Alert!] A recent article in Nature Geoscience that shows that measurable climate change - this time the expansion of the tropics - is outpacing predictions. The actual article is abstracted here: http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent...