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A Pragmatist's Take

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Damore's Google Memo NLRB Complaint Rejected: More misrepresentations
Feb 17, 2018 12:12 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 5,696

James Damore was fired for an internal memo he wrote about Google diversity programs and political biases. The NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) effectively... More
Populism: A response to the failure of the elites: Palo Alto edition
Sep 23, 2018 2:18 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 5,652

==I "Especially in this day and age, populism is something to be resisted. That we don't want to be populists. That we basically want to do things with good... More
Development policy: "The Market" and regulation
Jun 20, 2017 5:04 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 5,637

Neo-liberal, Libertarian, Ayn Rand-ian, Progressive. Mr. X seemed to shift seamlessly and sincerely between these... More
El Camino: Another scheme to increase congestion?
Nov 12, 2018 12:35 am
Comments: 32 | Views: 5,609

The risk that either alternative will actually be implemented is minimal: Both call for substantial widening of El Camino, which requires taking private property... More
Public Discourse: Inverted Totalitarianism, Threshold Models and Cell Phones
Feb 21, 2016 1:56 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 5,597

Online discussions are an important part of public discourse even for people who don't participate directly. Much of what they hear from others may have come from... More
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