Posts by Ben Cragg

  • Speaker: Saying what we actually mean on…,

    I'm really enjoying these posts - much needed analysis and discussion. I'm reminded of whenever the Democrats in the US would attempt to discuss the "wealth gap", and the Republicans would immediately start screaming "class warfare". It seems to me that an important step in moving past this is the press actually asking politicians to clarify what their rhetoric means. This discussion has made it suddenly clear to me that everyone thinks they know what all these clichés mean, but we actually have no idea, not because we're uninformed, but because they often have no clear meaning.

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: In Committee, in reply to BenWilson,

    My old man's a builder, and he uses trig a lot - calculating fall, that sort of thing. Also I think the old 3-4-5 is still the best way of getting something square on a larger scale...

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,

    My money would have to be on Occupy. Or perhaps 99%...

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: London's Burning,

    I have to admit I haven't kept up with all the responses this time - still on page two infact... I just thought others might find this interesting: http://salomejones.com/?p=1112

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Muse: SHELF LIFE: "My Memories of Home…,

    This just shuffled even further up my to be read list...

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: It's not yours, but you…,

    I like what Green Man have done with the name - ("radler" is German for "cyclist")

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 6 posts Report Reply