Yes, when it comes to Oscars, I am a hater

It always surprises me how on week days I run with an inequality-outraged, save-the-planet crowd, who the on weekends rush off to “Oscar parties” to unreflexively participate in… something.  That’s the thing: for me, the something is an envy-unhappiness-inducing corporate calm-the-masses soporific. All the values that you might hold dear are crassly and ostentatiously revealed to be, well, irrelevant.  Like my current favorite joke: How many vegans does it take to change a light bulb? None. Vegans can’t change anything.  The joke is all in how you intonate “change,” Obama-style or Romney-style.  So I stayed at home, graded, did some housework with my kids.  Yup, a true killjoy.  And if we all did that, what a much better world.

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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