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

Nov 142019
 

It has always conferred status to consume tax revenue, and opprobrium to produce it.

Nov 132019
 

Everyone is in favor of upward social mobility; the other direction is more controversial.

Oct 242019
 

There is in America an unbridgeable psychological divide, made manifest every April 15th, between those who receive checks from the government and those who write them.

Sep 202019
 

It is the quack, needing protective coloration, who affirms most zealously the principles of his profession.

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.