Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Libyan no-fly zones, a dialogue
JIM-BOB: I think you should get a little bit pregnant.
CHUCKLES: It is impossible to get "a little bit pregnant".
JIM-BOB: But babies are wonderful! If we don't have a baby, our lives will be empty!
CHUCKLES: We do not have the room or money to bring up a child.
JIM-BOB: whoa whoa whoa! I didn't say we should have a baby! That would be a terrible idea! I just said you should get a little bit pregnant.
CHUCKLES: Well, it frankly did sound to me like that was what you were arguing but anyway my original point stands; you cannot be a little bit pregnant.
JIM-BOB: You're just dismissing the idea out of hand! How about our friend Jellica? She got a little bit pregnant and it was fine!
CHUCKLES: No, Jellica got pregnant, accidentally, and then had an abortion. And it wasn't fine, it was pretty awful for her.
JIM-BOB: But I really want a baby! And because I want a baby so much, and I know that it would be an awful decision for us to have a baby, I think the best solution is for you to get a little bit pregnant.
CHUCKLES: It is not possible to be "a little bit pregnant".
JIM-BOB: Why do you keep misinterpreting me?!!!!
(Peter Galbraith is excused this one, as he has made an attempt, albeit one that didn't convince me, to explain why he thinks that there is some possibility to have some of the benefits of an armed occupation without any of the costs. But the general run of debate has been that classic schema of argument that you hear over and over again in politics and never in economics: Q: "this is not possible", A: "but not having it would be really bad", Q: "Okay it's possible then".)
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