containing multitudesFri 01 March 2013 — filed under rhetoric Tweet
more economics-speakSat 23 February 2013 — filed under rhetoric Tweet
From Modeled Behavior, again:
Imagine if tomorrow we produced the optimal education system and elevated all workers to their highest and most economic valuable level of human capital possible. Does this mean that we would no longer need immigrants or guest-workers? No, the economy is not a peg-board full of ...
Who voted against the Thirteenth Amendment in the House?Tue 08 January 2013 — filed under rhetoric Tweet
consciousness, information theory, and brain bugsFri 04 January 2013 — filed under logic Tweet
John Searle, who I respect greatly, and once had the fortune to hear speak when I was an undergraduate at Northwestern, has a review in the NYRB of Christof Koch’s new book on consciousness and reductionism. I have a few quibbles with the review.
First, I think Professor Searle ...Read More
perversity and cultureFri 04 January 2013 — filed under logic Tweet
So, reading, as I do, probably more paleo-conservative material than is meet or seemly, I encounter a particular form of conservative (most times religious) argument every so often. I?ve struggled mightily to pay my proper respects to the recently departed A. O. Hirschman by fitting it neatly into his ...Read More