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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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Community, Extended-stay Hotel or ...? Part 2
Aug 9, 2016 1:42 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 4,294

What goes into creating and maintaining a community is covered in the ... More
RPP + ADUs: Winners and losers
Mar 4, 2017 2:35 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 4,230

One of the classic mistakes in politics is to become overly focused on the details of official actions at the expense of asking whether those actions support the... More
This time we're not lying. HONEST! No, really!
Jan 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 4,228

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

Fake news has been big news for over... More
Use-Mention distinction fading; Idiocracy ascendant
Jul 21, 2018 2:32 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 4,140

Failures to make this distinction can have substantial real-world consequences, damaging reputations and lives. Yet in even the simplest cases of this aspect of... More
Skeptical of the "skeptics" but not the advocates?
Sep 22, 2019 5:21 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 3,989

In another blog on this site "^Skeptics, Dupes and Paranoids^" about the... More
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