Dropping the Bomb


In history, there’s a fallacy called presentism: judging the past by the values, knowledge or biases of today. Real historians try to avoid it, polemics posing as historians can’t stop doing it. The "defeated Japan” more…

Food: Fogo de Chão



I don’t usually do a lot of food reviews. Partly, because we have a lot of local staple places we go, and it’s only worthy to review places that are “interesting” (unique enough), but also available more…

Minimum Wage


The minimum wage and living wage warriors seem reluctant to accept the economic realities: price and wage controls almost never work. There are extremely rare cases where they can work (or do minimal more…