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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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El Camino: Another scheme to increase congestion?
Nov 12, 2018 12:35 am
Comments: 32 | Views: 4,946

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: 4,827

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
Will subsidies for developers trickle down to provide more affordable housing for high-income people? Monday@City Council
Dec 2, 2018 4:48 am
Comments: 18 | Views: 4,627

At this Monday's City Council meeting, the current pro-developer majority is expected to give a big early-Christmas gift to developers and large property owners.... More
Damore's Google Memo NLRB Complaint Rejected: More misrepresentations
Feb 17, 2018 12:12 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 4,568

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
Kavanaugh-Ford: A widening societal division on justice
Sep 30, 2018 2:58 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 4,556

The public's reactions to Prof. Ford's accusations of Judge Kavanaugh highlighted an increasing division in what we as a society consider proper conduct in dealing... More
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