Eclectifying

I talk about things I find interesting. I find a lot of things interesting…

Friday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Fri 26 April 2013

The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature. — Benjamin Franklin (This week’s Friday quote nicely pairs up with Monday’s quote, at least I think so. Do you?)

Monday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Mon 22 April 2013

The government [is] extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the n-th degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, however, is that in every case, the figures are first put down by a village watchman, and he puts down […]

Unpatriotic Senator

by Ken Arnold on Fri 19 April 2013

Senator Lindsey Graham has said we should not read the Marathon bomber suspect his Miranda rights. When did the U.S. justice system become incompetent to deal with radical’s cases? We’ve put away very dangerous people for our entire history. We’ve done it for the first World Trade Center bombing, and the underwear bomber. But Sen. […]

Monday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Mon 15 April 2013

If you don’t stick to your values when tested, they’re not values! They’re hobbies. — Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, 22 January 2009 (Starts at 1:49, but you can watch the whole thing, it won’t hurt.) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

Money: Our Consensual Hallucination

by Ken Arnold on Fri 12 April 2013

I once read a book by the inestimable John Kenneth Galbraith on what money is (Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went). For him it was a wisp of a book, just over 300 pages. I condensed the major point in one phrase I have always remembered: Money is a consensual hallucination. To explicate: Money […]

Friday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Fri 5 April 2013

I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I’m in the wrong building. — Lucy Van Pelt, “Peanuts”, by Charles Schulz