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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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How history should be taught: Connections to the present
Jan 16, 2016 1:41 am
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The admonition "Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it" (many variations) is ignored in the traditional teaching... More
The Law of Supply and XXXXXX
Jun 10, 2014 12:57 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 9,317

Palo Alto's development policy is littered with bad economic analysis. The most patently absurd one is that the way to reduce the infamous Jobs-Housing Imbalance... More
Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
Mar 29, 2017 12:30 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 9,058

In 1993 there were widespread reports of traffic inexplicably coming to a crawl where there previously had not even been hints of problems. An investigation found... More
Candidate kickoffs: First weekend
Aug 30, 2016 1:30 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 9,024

There were five candidate kickoff events this weekend and I attended four--the one I missed was Greg Tanaka's because it conflicted with two of the others. The events... More
Librarians Against Books: Subverting the will of the electorate
Oct 7, 2013 11:43 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 8,814

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This is not a discussion of library policy, but rather using the Main Library renovation... More
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