Tag Archives: Rush Limbaugh

Social Media: Vicious Circles or Virtuous Circles?

Illustration of bluesman Robert Johnson, the devil, and a crossroads.

Economists like to talk about “virtuous circles” and also their opposite, “vicious circles.” The Wikipedia editors do a fine job of succinctly defining these phenomena: They refer to a complex of events that reinforces itself through a feedback loop. A … Read more »

Rush Limbaugh’s Very Bad Week in Social Media

Photo of Rush Limbaugh.

It’s been an exciting week in Limbaugh Land. There’s no need to recount the tragic story of Rush Limbaugh’s hubris in calling a Georgetown U law student a slut and a prostitute, and then how all his attempts to apologize … Read more »