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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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Will subsidies for developers trickle down to provide more affordable housing for high-income people? Monday@City Council
Dec 2, 2018 4:48 am
Comments: 18 | Views: 3,004

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
El Camino: Another scheme to increase congestion?
Nov 12, 2018 12:35 am
Comments: 32 | Views: 3,855

The risk that either alternative will actually be implemented is minimal: Both call for substantial widening of El Camino, which requires taking private property... More
Non-Player Character: Can you be mistaken for an IRL-NPC?
Oct 15, 2018 4:31 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 4,654

An NPC is a character in a computer game whose actions are determined by an automated script or set of rules, as opposed to being a character controlled by a player.... More
Kavanaugh-Ford: A widening societal division on justice
Sep 30, 2018 2:58 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 3,618

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
Populism: A response to the failure of the elites: Palo Alto edition
Sep 23, 2018 2:18 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 3,730

==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
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