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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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Restarting an economy: points to ponder from history
May 14, 2020 4:49 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,838

When and how fast to reopen the economy is a controversial issue. Reopening will become increasingly difficult with time because there are more opportunities for... More
Spotting non-false fabrications in the news: Coronavirus-Origins as example
May 5, 2020 12:21 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 7,183

How to assess the credibility of a "news" story? After dismissing those whose vocabulary and structure clearly mark them as advocacy -- selling a particular... More
Confusing a means-to-an-end with being the goal -- Shelter-in-Place
Apr 23, 2020 3:19 am
Comments: 38 | Views: 5,905

A common problem in carrying out plans is to become so focused on your part of the plan that you think of it as a goal. As a goal, it is immutable, whereas you should... More
Open Letter to SCC Public Health on excessive restrictions, esp Nurseries
Apr 18, 2020 3:58 am
Comments: 52 | Views: 9,596

I was shocked to see (garden) nurseries become delivery-only businesses in recent update of the Shelter-In-Place (SIP) Order (^... More
America held hostage ... by Congressional Democrats (COVID-19)
Apr 9, 2020 10:53 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 6,041

If you can't accept that criticism of one political party isn't necessarily advocacy for another, this blog is not for you.

Unemployment claims this week were... More
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