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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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Skeptical of the "skeptics" but not the advocates?
Sep 22, 2019 5:21 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 5,578

In another blog on this site "^Skeptics, Dupes and Paranoids^" about the... More
Is Palo Alto prepared for a Coronavirus outbreak?
Jan 30, 2020 1:36 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 5,434

No. I can confidently say this based upon earlier outbreaks -- they have repeatedly demonstrated that various failures by decision-makers and others are part of... More
Will subsidies for developers trickle down to provide more affordable housing for high-income people? [email protected] Council
Dec 2, 2018 4:48 am
Comments: 18 | Views: 5,385

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
Kavanaugh-Ford: A widening societal division on justice
Sep 30, 2018 2:58 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 5,210

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
This time we're not lying. HONEST! No, really!
Jan 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 5,044

Non-clickbait headline: Highly partisan media, the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect & examples from my history.

Fake news has been big news for over... More
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