Category Archives: analogies

Analogy of The Day: How to Properly Handle Politicians

“Politicians are like children, you can’t just give them what they want, it only encourages them.” This line is delivered by Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury, in Smoke Screen, the third episode of the brilliant BBC show, … Continue reading

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The Analogy of the EU to the pre-Federal United States

One example Europhiles cite in support of increased EU integration is that of the early United States. The US, the argument goes, offers an example of debt successfully pushing a country from a confederal to a federal system. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Analogy of the Day and How Internet kills Meaning

Freddie deBoer has a devastatingly poignant and sweepingly inclusive critique of the cultural, creative and like moral impoverishment of today’s young, tech-absorbed generation. Here’s an analogy from his essay: In much the same way as those speaking about the importance … Continue reading

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Analogy of the Day

From a really interesting article on social graphs by Maciej Ceglowski. He’s pretty dissatisfied with current versions: You might almost think that the whole scheme had been cooked up by a bunch of hyperintelligent but hopelessly socially naive people, and … Continue reading

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Analogy of the day

From Michael Lewis’ tragically hilarious article in Vanity Fair about the ridiculous state of corruption in Greece. There are lots of head-shaking, lip-pursing details in the article, but the main story that emerges is the endemic level of tax evasion. … Continue reading

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Analogy of the day

From Matt Tiabbi’s excellent piece, published a while back, on the influence of Goldman Sacks on all things Great Recession related: “But then, any attempt to construct a narrative around all the former Goldmanites in influential positions quickly becomes an … Continue reading

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