Posts by Luis Granados (page 30)
Rules Are for Schmucks: Vaccination Tango
Previously we looked at some unintended consequences of laws designed to promote religion in the workplace. This week considers a particularly problematic example of... Read More
Rules Are for Schmucks: The Immorality of Others
Last week I looked at some of the financial aspects of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, noting how it will take money out... Read More
Rules Are for Schmucks: American Jizya
When Arabs burst out of Mecca and Medina in the seventh century to extend their rule from the Atlantic to the Indus, they devised... Read More
Rules Are for Schmucks: Unintended Consequences
Sociologist Robert Merton first popularized the concept of “The Law of Unintended Consequences” back in the 1930s—the idea that purposeful intervention in a complex... Read More
Rules Are for Schmucks: Do the Ends Justify Supernaturalist Means?
Two recent news items highlight a troublesome tendency in political discourse to grab whatever allies one can get, without regard to the ultimate damage... Read More
Rules Are for Schmucks: Pope Versus Puppies
Everyone loves Pope Francis, TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013. That’s due in part to the heroic efforts of his PR guy,... Read More
Rules Are for Schmucks: Why the Free Pass for Buddhism?
“Buddhism is not a religion.” Have you heard that one before? I certainly have, many times. Like here, and here, and here. OK, so... Read More