Friday, July 20, 2012

Via JMG: Paul Krugman On Romney's Taxes

"Because the rich are different from you and me, many of them are incredibly self-centered. They don’t even see how funny it is — how ridiculous they look — when they attribute the weakness of a $15 trillion economy to their own hurt feelings. After all, who’s going to tell them? They’re safely ensconced in a bubble of deference and flattery. Unless, that is, they run for public office.

"Like everyone else following the news, I’ve been awe-struck by the way questions about Mr. Romney’s career at Bain Capital, the private-equity firm he founded, and his refusal to release tax returns have so obviously caught the Romney campaign off guard. Shouldn’t a very wealthy man running for president — and running specifically on the premise that his business success makes him qualified for office — have expected the nature of that success to become an issue? Shouldn’t it have been obvious that refusing to release tax returns from before 2010 would raise all kinds of suspicions?" - Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, writing for the New York Times.

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Via JMG: Emmy Nomination For Dan Savage

I didn't even think to check the children's programming category. Congrats to Dan and the It Gets Better team!

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Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma July 20, 2012

Holding Views Gently

Truth is best served by recognizing a viewpoint as only a viewpoint, and refraining from taking that extra step of regarding it as true to the exclusion of all other views. In other words, all views—even correct views—are best held gently, rather than grasped firmly.
- Andrew Olendzki, "Blinded by Views"
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