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Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
—Bagehot

Sep 112019
 

Journalists used to be raffish and amusing liars, and they are no longer raffish or amusing.

Sep 062019
 

The best places don’t let people in, and the worst don’t let them out.

Aug 132019
 

It is crime, of all fields, that most attracts the woefully underqualified.

Jun 262019
 

A bureaucracy, like a garage, should be hosed down periodically, to dislodge the stray bits of power accumulating in its crevices and corners like dust and dirt.

Jun 242019
 

The idea that smoke implies fire cannot survive a professional class of industrious smoke merchants.

May 102019
 

The common enemy that cements the bonds of the squadron in war is, in theory, the opposing army; in practice it is the brass.

Apr 012019
 

As a competent worker will be promoted into incompetence, so a valuable method or technique will infiltrate disciplines in which it is useless or harmful.

Mar 082019
 

Exalt theory over practice, and youth over age will shortly follow.

Feb 142019
 

A sudden influx into a profession or discipline signals either its robust health or its terminal illness.