Hat tip to Arnold Kling who cites a great thought experiment from unqualified reservations . This experiment is right up my alley because it forms part of the bedrock of my perspective on society, progress and governance. I've touched on this general area of thinking in the past in various conversations and in many forms.
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Hat tip to Reason Magazine .
From Copenhagen Consensus 2008 , we get their list of priorities to world-wide problems.
Being that the problems are "world-wide", many do not necessarily directly affect the First World like the U.S. and Europe.
1. Supplying Micronutrients
In the commentary, Boaz challenges the notion, implicit or explicit, put forth by the presumptive nominees which states that we as citizens should commit ourselves to higher national causes.
Boaz is obviously not impressed with this vision.
Sustainability, Energy, Resources, Population, "Peakiness" and Malthus Revisited...and He's Still Wrong.
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Having reading a study about education, market inequality and the question, "why more people don't go to college?", by Altonji, Bharadwaj, and Lange, Brad Delong concludes:
Altonji, Bharadwaj, and Lange do not know.
I took the liberty in creating an SC Folding@Home team .
For those of you not familiar with F@H, I'll let their FAQ do the talking. Essentially, you run a program that runs only when you are not actively using your computer. It does complex mathematical calculations involved in protein folding, which has applications in treating many diseases.
I'm sure most people have probably heard Thomas Jefferson's oft-cited quote about government and newspapers:
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
Yes. One of my favorite quotes from our third President. I can't say I disagree. :)
On that note, one would think Jefferson was a big fan of the press....perhaps not.
Actually, I should correct that:
Hat Tip to Russ Roberts who facetiously titles his post Always looking out for the little guy.....indeed.
Private protection has a strong and under appreciated place in our society says Sheldon Richman
This is Richman reflecting on a speech by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel:
In making the case for private nonstate protection, he pointed that we already are protected to some extent from government invasion by private organizations. How so?
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Hat to Arnold Kling at EconLog
Ibsen Martinez writes about life in Chavez's Venezuela and follies of his policies.
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Without a doubt, one of the most fascinating and disheartening chapters in The Logic of Life is chapter 6 on "Rational Racism".
A test was done at the University of VA. Students signed up and were paid to be part of the experiment, which was done via a faceless web based interface. They were divided in two groups. Employers and Employees. The employees were randomly assigned colors: Green or Purple. The experiment was done in 3 phases.
Promoted by Brendan; paragraph from within text copied to top to introduce topic.
When the New York Times printed this story last week "A heartfelt appeal for a graceful exit " it struck a chord, that I wanted to amplify here. The chord is both personal, for me in the not too distant future, and my Aunt, who will turn 105 this month.
A recent discussion about limited resources and economic growth and their relationship as it affects our sustainability got me thinking about a book I just finished last week: The Logic of Life by Tim Harford .