Social scientists are often slammed for not having discovered any infallible laws. That’s not fair; there are a few.
In political science, there is of course Sabl’s Law of political rhetoric: “No argument can succeed in American politics if it contains a subjunctive.” I submit that the debate over the effects of fiscal stimulus, not to mention negotiations over the debt limit, represent simple corollaries to this law.
One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an a**hole. This was the latter case.
Update: I corrected the spelling of “Winklevoss.”