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March 14, 2011

The Law In Its Majesty

Paul Krugman

the rich are different from you and me: when they break the law, it's the prosecutors who find themselves on trial.

March 13, 2011

Saints

From Yeats' Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry.

The bodies of saints are fastidious things. At a place called Four-mile-Water, in Wexford, there is an old graveyard full of saints. Once it was on the other side of the river, but they buried a rogue there, and the whole graveyard moved across in the night, leaving the rogue-corpse in solitude. It would have been easier to move merely the rogue-corpse, but they were saints, and had to do things in style.