Paul’s Perambulations

December 5, 2009

What do we mean by the much-used phrase “middle class”?

Filed under: Politics,Work — admin @ 7:38 pm

Click Comment to read my response to a friend’s blog post that discussed “middle class” spending habits:

December 2, 2009

The impossible search for “normal” in sexuality.

Filed under: Love — admin @ 12:17 am

I contributed the following posts to the discussion that followed Women Who Want to Want – NYTimes.com by Daniel Bergner (November 24, 2009). A mediocre article generated some interesting comments. I feel sorry for some very unhappy, frustrated and confused people out there. Societal pressure is no help and often can make things worse. (more…)

Political Correctness, and Liberals and Conservatives (so-called)

Filed under: General,Politics — admin @ 12:11 am

I consider myself to be liberal in that I believe in freedom of thought and expression. Political Correctness hampers the thought process through the enforcement of linguistic conventions. I contributed the following post to the discussion that followed Political Correctness Revisited – NYTimes.com by Stanley Fish (November 30, 2009). The author was concerned that there are a disproportionate number of “liberals” in the liberal arts of universities and that they aren’t liberal anyhow and misuse tenure to push their own agenda. Other commentators offered explanations for why there would be relatively few conservatives in the liberal arts and relatively few liberals in business. (more…)

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