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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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Populism: A response to the failure of the elites: Palo Alto edition
Sep 23, 2018 2:18 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 3,209

==I "Especially in this day and age, populism is something to be resisted. That we don't want to be populists. That we basically want to do things with good... More
Fight racism: Oppose districts for PAUSD
Sep 5, 2018 5:51 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 1,521

A threatened lawsuit is seeking to enshrine racist attitudes on our School Board elections, and potentially on the policies of the PAUSD. (==I "^... More
Misadventures in boycotting: In-N-Out Burger & Wil Wheaton
Sep 1, 2018 2:56 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 3,711

These two recent instances of political boycotting are interesting supplements to an earlier blog.(foot#1)

The Chair of the California Democratic Party, Eric... More
A sanctimonious, hypocritical (national) media
Aug 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Comments: 50 | Views: 3,378

"Are you willing to pay for quality journalism?" is a promo I routinely receive. And my rhetorical response is ==I "Does that mean you have... More
Use-Mention distinction fading; Idiocracy ascendant
Jul 21, 2018 2:32 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 2,501

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
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