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Entries from July 27th, 2015

Hurting the Poor

July 27th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Hurting the Poor · Found on the Web

Dodd-Frank a Disaster for the Poorest People in Africa: this is so sad. The poor in Africa are so poor that they can’t leave and there’s no work to speak of; there’s very little hope. And rich American politicians act as if they’re doing them a favor.

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Anti-Consensus

July 23rd, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Anti-Consensus · Found on the Web

Unhealthy Fixation: this is a long article but it’s well-researched and easy to read. The same idiots who bludgeon us with a dubious 97% consensus abandon their arguments with a firm 100% consensus, held by the same authorities to whom they otherwise appeal. Common denominator: humans “playing with nature.”

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Obamappeasement

July 21st, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Obamappeasement · Found on the Web

@TheIranDeal: official Twitter account for questions about the nuclear deal. A picture is not an argument, but this one’s pretty good. #obamappeasement

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Inmates are Running the Asylum, UC Edition

July 21st, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Inmates are Running the Asylum, UC Edition · Found on the Web

Microaggression, Macro-Crazy: lack of racism—colorblindness—is a “microaggression.” We’ve come a long way from Martin Luther King, Jr. The insanity in universities runs all the way up, apparently.

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How Entrepreneurial?

July 20th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on How Entrepreneurial? · Found on the Web

Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database: the administration has wasted no time after the Supreme Court’s “disparate impact” ruling. This will power a flurry of lawsuits from a myriad of agencies. {via}

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Daniels on Franklin

July 18th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Daniels on Franklin · Found on the Web

Dr. Eric Daniels on the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: another impressive podcast interview. Worth listening to for the content as well as his intellectual style.

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Don’t Help Strangers

July 18th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Don’t Help Strangers · Found on the Web

When Prosecutors Believe the Unbelievable: a tragedy and a travesty. I hope there’s no qualified immunity for the prosecutor.

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The Most Conceptual of the Arts

July 17th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on The Most Conceptual of the Arts · Found on the Web

Why College Kids are Avoiding the Study of Literature: a literature professor critically imagines the value and study of literature. This long article dovetails pretty well with Ayn Rand’s aesthetics.

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Not a Cult

July 17th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Not a Cult · Found on the Web

Southside With You: just started filming, coming in 2016. This is right up there with the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Religion of Peace

July 17th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Religion of Peace · Found on the Web

Islam will outlaw: and they won’t outlaw it like you get a fine or 30-days in jail. This guy wants to bring Sharia law to England.

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Worth a Look

July 16th, 2015 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Metasite

There are so many good things happening out on the Internet right now that we can’t possibly write about all of them. But it’d be a shame not to share them with our readers, so we’ll regularly assemble a handful of links into a post. (Soon we’ll have these integrated in the blog’s new design […]

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Salmieri in Action

July 16th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Salmieri in Action · Found on the Web

Greg Salmieri Discusses Ayn Rand’s Moral Philosophy: great introduction of her philosophy by a practicing philosopher. Even better than the actual content (with which many of us are already quite familiar) is Salmieri’s approach to answering the interviewer’s questions.

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Ballpark Pork

July 16th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Ballpark Pork · Found on the Web

Last Week Tonight on Stadiums: biting take on municipal funding of sports teams’ arenas. Vulgar (and funny) as usual, John Oliver conveys the farcical nature of the practice in a very accessible way. I wish the right (and especially Objectivists) had the same sort of “production values” for their messaging.

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Somehow

July 13th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Somehow · Politics

“The growth and fairness economy.” This latest interview—one of the few granted to the press—strikes an all-too-familiar note: the people are suffering out there and it’s time for someone to start addressing that. This tired, musty sentiment somehow seems even more trite with Clinton’s stilted performance. The emotion she conveys is ennui, as if she’s […]

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Duty to Die

July 10th, 2015 by Bill Brown · 16 Comments · Culture

There was a brutal murder this past weekend in Washington, D.C. A thug tried to steal a young adult’s cell phone and then knocked him to the floor in the struggle. Once on the ground, the thief proceeded to stab the victim 30 or 40 times all over his body. Finally, he came back to […]

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