November 20, 2008

thinking thursday!

Filed under: Uncategorized — blogsdon @ 9:45 am

I know your brain is probably fried from just barely making it over the hump this week, but I’m introducing a new “Thinking Thursday” segment to this blog. It will be complete with links to interesting articles that making you go “Huh!” (and hopefully not “Huh?!” LOL)

  • For those of you who like Malcom Gladwell (the guy who wrote “The Tipping Point” and “Blink”), his new book just came out this week, “Outliers.” It’s about the very small percentage of people who become wildly successful (i.e. The Beatles, Bill Gates, etc.) and what it is about them that makes them so unique. Check out his blog post for more details and links.
  • I like liberal blogs and MSNBC quite a bit, but I realize I’m not getting a good smattering of political perspectives through these sources. So, I’ve been branching out and looking at conservative blogs and whatnot. If you’ve been following the liberal push for the Detroit automaker bailout, check out the argument against the bailout as given by the Intellectual Conservative blog. (Although it already looks like the attempts to pass a $25 billion bailout in congress have been stymied by Republicans and the Democrats are giving up).
  • A smart guy from the University of Chicago writes about the “Bigot Belt,” a swath of the American south that actually increased its margins in Republican voting from 2004 to 2008.


  1. Culture 11 is a good conservative group blog. It’s rather new and not all neocon like a lot of conservative chatter out there. Kinda like a hip, conservative Huffington Post without being ironically unbearable like that comparison implies.

    Comment by spavis — November 20, 2008 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  2. i like the bigot-belt article. The freakonomics blog tends to have some interesting insights.

    Comment by 6-pack — November 20, 2008 @ 11:59 am | Reply

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