In My Tribe

Arnold Kling
improving social epistemology, rewarding reasoned discourse
Created 16 Apr 2021
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  • Keeping up with the FITs, 12-23
    23 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 5 11
    (note: FIT comes from Fantasy Intellectual Teams, a game I tried to start this summer) Richard Hanania writes, Wokeness to a large extent involves submitting to the noisiest and most disturbed activis...
  • Thoughts on COVID fear, 12/22
    22 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 6 16
    Freddie deBoer writes, when it became clear that the public health response to Covid involved denying ourselves things we wanted and enjoyed, including non-negotiably important things like in-person s...
  • Team Transitory Lives! 12/21
    21 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 4 16
    Recently, Paul Krugman conceded that inflation has been more persistent than “team transitory” had hoped for. Kudos to him for being forthright about it. In my Fantasy Intellectual Teams game, he woul...
  • Seminar final meeting
    21 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    Next year, paid subscribers will get different live events. Read more
  • Keeping up with the FITs 12/20
    20 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 2 27
    (note: FIT comes from Fantasy Intellectual Teams, a game I tried to start this summer) Robin Hanson writes, Compared to mobs, standard formal orgs are at least able to have discussions, engage argumen...
  • Events for paid subscribers (posted 12-19)
    19 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 6
    My thinking for 2022 is that paid subscribers will have access to events on Zoom. These will be about once a month. At this point, my guess is that between 10 and 20 people will show up for each event...
  • Me vs. Social Media Civics, 12/18
    18 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 6 22
    If you want to get ahead in the world, then do as I say, not as I do. I say that to get ahead you should hold back criticism and err on the side of telling people what they want to hear. I do the oppo...
  • Explaining Current Anti-liberalism, 12-17
    17 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 9 51
    These days, a lot of people seem to want to throw liberal values—such as free markets, free trade, and free speech—under the bus. “Neoliberal” is an epithet. 21st-century leftists and rightists both a...
  • Keeping up with the FITs 12/16
    16 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 16
    (note: FIT comes from Fantasy Intellectual Teams, a game I tried to start this summer) I wish I could keep up with Razib Khan’s reading suggestions. These included Christian Parenti explaining how the...
  • Seminar recap 12/15
    15 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 8 13
    At Monday’s seminar for subscribers, I asked the question “why now?”, by which I meant why should we be especially worried about the threats to liberalism now. The discussion went in a somewhat differ...
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