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Doomed to Repeat It?

If you noticed that the frequency of my blog posts has gone down substantially this past year, it is because I was working on a labor-intensive bit of historical research for a forthcoming book, Oscar

4 days ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

History politics Oscar Wilde Lord Alfred Douglas Nostalgia Oscar's Ghost

“Regulations” vs. “Laws”

Our new Congress is ready to get to work eliminating regulations, which, they believe stand in the way of a healthy economy by placing burdens on business. The president has even proposed eliminating

2 weeks ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

politics law language Oscar Wilde

It Doesn’t Matter if you Are Safe, It Matters if you Feel Safe

I wrote a book back in 2004 called The 100 Most Dangerous Things in Life and What You Can Do About Them. With a view to humor, I looked at statistics on hospital admissions and so on, and contrasted t

3 weeks ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

politics Risk

“Job Creators”

I have always hated the expression “job creators.” I hate the way it implies that there is a class of people who, almost as a form of charity, bestow employment (for which we should be extremely thank

4 weeks ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

politics Work language Yucky Framing


An old post of mine about the 80s pop band Milli Vanilli has suddenly gotten some unexpected traffic. I can only guess that this has something to do with Mariah Carey’s meltdown performance on New Yea

01/01/2017 11:19:05 PM

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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