Tag: Critical Thinking
Squishy vs. Non-Squishy: Some Thoughts on the 2nd Anniversary of Sept. 11th
Right before the latest Iraq war started I posted an entry castigating George W. Bush for substituting ideology for critical thinking. It seemed clear to me that he viewed the war on terror as a war of good vs. evil. I don’t know anyone, including virtually all Republicans, who would seriously dispute my analysis. Bush…
Economics 101 and Iraq
One of the more useful courses I took in college was Economics 101. Surprisingly, I retained a few nuggets of gold from that course I took some 28 years ago. One nugget was the notion of a sunk cost. For those of you who never took economics, or conveniently forgot about sunk costs after taking…
Critical Thinking? Who needs it, we’ve got ideology!
Ugh. This is one of those days when maybe I just should have stayed in bed. Reality is too depressing to deal with some days, but never more so than today. Ideology is dangerous. If you have ideology, you don’t have to worry about whether an action is advised or ill advised. You know you…