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Red Sparrow's tweets

Pop culture
Alberto Mingardi
I am too much of a Jennifer Lawrence's fan to actually hold a nuanced view of Red Sparrow. I thought the movie nice and fast-paced, and I thought she was glorious. I understand it is not Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,... MORE

Again on intellectuals and capitalism / 2 of 3

Politics and Economics
Alberto Mingardi
Instead of anti-capitalism we might talk about "economic orthopedics." "Why do intellectuals oppose capitalism?" is a central question for 20th century classical liberals, and I think confronting answers is a good way to clarify what makes for different "styles" of... MORE

Again on intellectuals and capitalism / 1 of 3

Pop culture
Alberto Mingardi
A few readers have reacted to my post on Gertrude Himmelfarb and "why intellectuals hate capitalism" and pointed out that we are not actually sure that capitalism is less popular among intellectuals than among other social groups. A few years... MORE

Modern Art and Occam's Razor

Economics and Culture
Scott Sumner
Bryan Caplan has a new post, which suggests that modern art is greatly overrated, and perhaps even a big mistake. Before commenting, a few clarifications: A. I'm not a huge fan of "modern art", as the 20th century is probably... MORE

The intellectual as a celebrity

Pop culture
Alberto Mingardi
The Financial Times has published a collective interview on "how to detox digitally in the sun": that is, a set of conversations with famous people on tips to make the most out of your holidays. This is, typically, material for... MORE

The Economist and Star Trek Beyond

Pop culture
Alberto Mingardi
I recently watched "Star Trek Beyond" and liked it a lot. Visually, I think it's one of the most astonishing science fiction movies ever. The USS Enterprise "parking" inside a space station is perhaps the single most impressive scene I've... MORE

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