High Life

The Highway Robbery That Calls Itself Justice

The Highway Robbery That Calls Itself Justice

If, according to a Viennese wit, psychoanalysis is the disease that calls itself the...

Moolah

The Breakdown on Bitcoin

The Breakdown on Bitcoin

As predicted in recent weeks in this column, those holding the bitcoin currency have...

Modern Weapons

Protecting Everyone From Themselves

Protecting Everyone From Themselves

Of recent years I have noticed something rather peculiar about hotels. Nowadays they...

Borderland

Letters From a Screenwriter in Trouble

Letters From a Screenwriter in Trouble

Dear Gato, Not only is the Silk Road down and out, so is Atlantis, and so are the...

Media

The Mouthpiece of Redistribution

The Mouthpiece of Redistribution

Paul Krugman is no stranger to demagoguery. The New York Times columnist practically...

Borderland

Letters From a Screenwriter in Trouble

Letters From a Screenwriter in Trouble

Dear Gato, “It’s officially over,” commented one party animal. The drug supply chain...

Moolah

Net Worthlessness

Net Worthlessness

For about three years I have subscribed to two free Internet sites that offer...

Tech Overload

Pay Attention and Think Fast

Pay Attention and Think Fast

I recently found in The American Conservative a piece called “40 Years of the...

Afternoon Delight

No “Grecovery” in Sight

No “Grecovery” in Sight

During a seminar organized by the International Herald Tribune entitled “Democracy...

Moolah

How to Get Rich in America in 30 Easy Steps

How to Get Rich in America in 30 Easy Steps

Want to make money in America? Start up a business and sell it. I’ve done it a bunch...

Borderland

Letters From a Screenwriter in Trouble

Letters From a Screenwriter in Trouble

Dear Gato, It’s late, and I’m half-watching Hobo With a Shotgun on the widescreen...

Tech Overload

An Inside Look at the Defense Industry

An Inside Look at the Defense Industry

In early 2035, the thirty-fourth year of the war against al-Qaeda, the Pentagon issued...

Media

Playboy With Pubes

Playboy With Pubes

When Penthouse went bankrupt last week, the overwhelming reaction was, “Penthouse was...

High Life

Of Hacks and Hatchet Jobs

Of Hacks and Hatchet Jobs

GSTAAD—Why are hacks scared to state the obvious? In Britain, strict libel laws give...

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