“Nudging the world a little”

A friend of Crescat 2.0 complains about the blog’s current tagline (“nudging the word a little”).  The reference is supposed to be to Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing:

I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you might nudge the world a little or make a poem that children will speak for you when you are dead.

For a long time, that was the closest statement I could find to what I wanted to achieve with my life.  To a large extent, it still might be.

But, alas, Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler ruined it.  So I may be forced to spend my weekend travels re-reading some Stoppard in search of a new one…

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