Saturday, October 01, 2005

In Defense of Bill Bennett

Numbers have no secondary or implied meanings. Can there be implied meanings in logic? If so how are they acknowledged?
It is logical, indeed required that we recognize implied meanings in verbal communication. Without this any discussion of politics is absurd. That Bennett's construction was 'loaded' is undeniable. DeLong's inability to recognize that this is so -or that implication can be seen to exist without knowing or caring to know intention- marks the limits of his intellectual imagination. The same goes for well off ratonalist idiots who argue with the faithful poor.
What are the implied meanings of a college education? NOT IMPLIED TO YOU, ASSHOLE, BUT TO SOMEONE WITHOUT IT!
update: read the first couple of comments here

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