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Mr. Thompson’s Plan

February 4th, 2016 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

FACT SHEET – President Obama’s 21st Century Clean Transportation System: straight outta Atlas.

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See? Everyone Does It

February 4th, 2016 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

FBI contacts Colin Powell as part of email probe: until they show me that Condoleeza Rice or Colin Powell have billion-dollar foundations and shuffled these paltry few confidential emails to persona non grata like Sid Blumenthal, I’m not seeing the similiarity.

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Lots More Hiking

January 19th, 2016 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Pentagon Ordered to Address ‘Climate Change’: this probably isn’t as terrible as it sounds but I still picture troops bicycling over to the battlefield and the Navy achieving its 600-ship fleet with sailing ships.

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The Poor Rich

January 19th, 2016 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Stop adding up the wealth of the poor: misleading statistics from the inequality crowd? I can’t believe it.

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Pulling the Rug Out from Under Oneself

January 15th, 2016 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Robert Reich makes 36% more than average CEO and gets $40k for a one-hour talk vs. average worker pay of $46k/year: that’s an expensive noose, comparable to Krugman’s and far cheaper than Gore’s.

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The Emboldening

January 15th, 2016 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

The Humiliation: good counter to Kerry’s enthusiasm about the Iranian situation.

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Local Liberty News

January 6th, 2016 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Institute for Justice co-founder named to Arizona Supreme Court: Clint Bolick is one of the reasons I contributed to the Goldwater Institute and I couldn’t be happier at his appointment. Wonderfully, his vacancy is being filled by an outstanding litigator (and Objectivist): Timothy Sandefur!

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Nuclear Club Membership Coordinator

January 6th, 2016 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Did North Korea Detonate a Hydrogen Bomb? Here’s What We Know: thanks Wendy Sherman!

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Life’s Not Fair

January 2nd, 2016 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Economic Inequality: a venture capitalist attacks the idea of income inequality. The discussion at Hacker News is replete with talk of how society shouldn’t allow extreme wealth. Don Watkins and Yaron Brooks’ book can’t come quickly enough.

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Three Cheers for the Clemson Three

December 31st, 2015 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

How Three Professors Banded Together to Beat Back a Free Speech Threat at Clemson: the first of the three is C. Bradley Thompson, a prominent Objectivist.

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Peer Punishment

December 31st, 2015 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

How Pittsfield, New Hampshire’s Schools Are Practicing Restorative Justice: I’m conflicted about this. On the one hand, suspensions or other token punishments are ineffective. This brings in an element of self-responsibility and remediation. On the other hand, it reeks of “tribal elders” and collectivism. It seems like a failure of administration.

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For Love of No Money

December 29th, 2015 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Found on the Web

The Marriages of Power Couples Reinforce Income Inequality: if you believe that income inequality is the greatest threat to our way of life, then you mustn’t allow assortative mating! People should marry down for the good of our Gini coefficient! It makes my blood run cold to think how far this could go.

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We Got Kerry’d

December 22nd, 2015 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Iran Nuclear Deal Restricts U.S. More Than Congress Knew: the “non-treaty” that nonetheless restricts Congressional action. I am sick to my stomach.

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Need Safe Space

December 21st, 2015 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Someone told me to “give it the old college try,” so I protested some bad Asian food and called myself a civil-rights hero. Tweet

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Faith and Force

December 11th, 2015 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

In the San Bernardino Attacks, a Stark Example of the Difference Between Speech and Crime: I doubt anyone reading this would make the mistake, but this is a well-done covering of the crucial difference. Speech is not violence.

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Scientific Stumbling

December 9th, 2015 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Found on the Web

Science Isn’t Broken: the search for statistical significance over causation seems like a relevant factor in the rise of retractions. I don’t know enough about science in the trenches today but blind groping through iterative hypothesis testing strikes me as more susceptible to implicit and subtle bias than theory-guided hypothesis testing would be. I’m not […]

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The Modern Mollycoddlers

December 9th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on The Modern Mollycoddlers · Found on the Web

Naming of Lebanon Valley College’s Lynch building questioned amid equality push: this is bald-faced idiocy. But here’s the part that troubles me: “School officials at LVC, meanwhile, say they plan to meet with the students to discuss their demands further before announcing a final decision in a January Symposium on Inclusive Excellence.”

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The Mob

December 8th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on The Mob · Found on the Web

Brown University Professor Denounces ‘McCarthy’ Witch Hunts: I shudder to think what would’ve happened back in 1992 when our Objectivist club defended Columbus on moral grounds if this crowd had held sway. As it stands, we got investigated and vilified. I’m pretty sure nowadays we would have been beaten up or expelled.

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The Evil of Nice

December 8th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on The Evil of Nice · Found on the Web

Hamilton College Students Demand Free-Speech Ban and Want White Faculty Out of Leadership: I wonder if this is the form that an American dictatorship would take. I know many think it’ll be theocratic but a lot of people roll over when confronted with charges of racism and have no answer to charges of oppression or […]

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Slim Chance

December 7th, 2015 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Slim Chance · Found on the Web

Carlos Slim on Zuckerberg plan – world needs jobs, not giveaways: so close but so very far.

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