February 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM
We love our lawyers
Bob Dudley, BP CEO, quoted by The Economist in ‘A shrunken giant’
February 9, 2014 at 4:36 PM
MONEY is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Francis Bacon, quoted by The Economist in ‘Spreading the muck’
February 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Jobs is a very abstract term
Governor Jerry Brown, quoted in ‘Bark if you don’t like the deficits’
January 26, 2014 at 9:31 AM
The second incarnation of Mr Brown [as California’s Governor] … has been marked by a relentless pursuit of the possible and a serene neglect of everything else
The Economist in ‘Bark if you don’t like deficits’
January 19, 2014 at 5:16 PM
Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
Bertrand Russell in 'Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy'
January 12, 2014 at 4:20 PM
He added (redundantly) that the president was a “Washington insider”
The Economist in ‘No switch for Mitch’
December 29, 2013 at 9:10 AM
December 22, 2013 at 11:23 AM
This makes it incumbent upon society to spread opportunity to all who can compete—shaking the national cornflake packet, as he perplexingly put it—and helping those who cannot
The Economist, referring to a Boris Johnson speech, in ‘Top of the class’
December 15, 2013 at 11:16 AM
In fact, we can think of few more difficult jobs [Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer at the NSA] since the post of Staff Rabbi to the Spanish Inquisition
The Register in ‘The NSA's hiring - and they want a CIVIL LIBERTIES officer’
December 8, 2013 at 11:27 AM
And we are supposed to be upset because the technology that makes [blogging] possible has cut down on the number of bowling leagues? That’s like condemning butterfly metamorphosis for decreasing the number of caterpillars.
“Scott Alexander” in ‘The anti-reactionary FAQ’