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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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Winning the battle but losing the war? Thinking strategically and recent events
Aug 18, 2017 12:30 am
Comments: 30 | Views: 4,147

In the time and place I grew up, we received repeated lessons about not sacrificing the ultimate victory by insisting on winning all the small battles. Sometimes... More
'Google memo': a lesson on not trusting news media
Aug 9, 2017 2:24 am
Comments: 45 | Views: 3,935

In the 2016 Presidential primaries and the general election, much of the "Mainstream Media" (MSM) (foot#1) was blatantly partisan in its coverage... More
California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
Jul 16, 2017 4:21 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 5,382

Negative partisanship describes when your voting for a particular party arises from opposition to the other parties. That is, you don't positively support... More
The "Creative Class" and "superstar" cities
Jul 8, 2017 12:18 am
Comments: 48 | Views: 4,782

Trendy young tech workers are key to the economic fortunes of cities. This is part of the urban development theory of ... More
Development policy: "The Market" and regulation
Jun 20, 2017 5:04 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,791

Neo-liberal, Libertarian, Ayn Rand-ian, Progressive. Mr. X seemed to shift seamlessly and sincerely between these... More
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