Tag Archives: Lorenzo

Why we love Joss Whedon

Because of this. There is also Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity. (Dollhouse, not so much.) I have a particular soft spot for Serenity. Not merely because it is a fine SF film, but because it such a fine anti-utopian film. Mal’s speech [spoiler alert] is a great moment: Somebody has to speak for these people. As sure as I know anything, I know this. […]

The divine law disadvantage – Guest Post by Lorenzo

[LE: Something I often wonder about when studying history is: why do certain civilisations develop in certain ways, and others (which are equally technologically advanced, if not more so) do not develop in the same way? I suppose it’s one of the reasons why I enjoy speculative fiction so much: speculative fiction plays a game […]

Homosexual panic defence

A good post by Lorenzo on the “homosexual panic defence” and what it means for the status of women and gay men. Please go and read it. I would add that homosexual panic defence has become an issue again after a recent case in Queensland where one of the defendants attempted unsuccessfully to claim the […]

On the stupidity of (some) Central Banks – Guest post by Lorenzo

[LE: Regular commenter Lorenzo has written a post on what the role of central banks ought to be in setting financial monetary policy goals. He starts with some historical examples, and continues on to contemporary central banks. Part of the issue (as I read his post) is that people must get some idea of where […]