Category Archives: The Ferret Watch

Henry Farrell Watch – ’cause someone’s gotta do it…

BREAKING: Prominent American Blogger: Danger Of Imminent Frenchification ‘Odd Assertion’!

Mattew Yglesias, American political blogger and prominent voice in the liberal blogosphere: Henry Farrell has a good post taking on some odd recent punditocratic assertions that the United States is in danger of imminent Frenchification. Indeed, a good post, very good post, and timely too: I was very much concerned about the US of A […]

Political Scientist Makes Stunning Discovery:

the US of A is unlkely to become France! Developing…

The Power of Political Science

So, Yglesias writes a post about the business elite hating the unions. Fair enough; trivial,  but okay – hey, the guy writes a dozen posts every day. So, Prohvessor Farrell quotes Yglesias and adds Adam Smith’s quote about businessmen constantly conspiring to suppress wages of the workers. That’s it, two quotes, and no explanation from […]

Farrell Watch: Assistant Professor Throws a Hissy Fit

…when presented with the opinion that the US political system just may be as (or more) corrupt and oppressive (in its own way, of course) as the Chinese one: You don’t know what you are talking about. You don’t know how the petition system works in China … You admit that you know relatively little […]

It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream.

Fee-paying/respect-craving “leftist” Henry Farrell comments on his own post about tribulations of the Chinese underclass: …anyone who thinks that they would have a better time as a dissident or petitioner for change in China, or in any other authoritarian country, than in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Ireland etc really has no idea of […]

Asshole demands respect.

What a comedy.