Sunday, September 27, 2020
Originally published by The Rational Argumentator and The Transhumanist Party of America in 2018. From the beginning Frank Pasquale, author of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information, contends in his new paper “A Rule...
A Review of Superforecating by Philip Tetlock "All who drink of this treatment recover in a short time, except those whom it does not help, who all die. It is obvious, therefore, that it fails only in incurable cases." - Galen Before...
The hydrological cycle sees no borders or boundaries. Critical information to consumers and suppliers goes far beyond their jurisdictions. Streams and rivers do not obey the whims of political leaders or government organizations. Aquifers are not evenly distributed. The...
This paper was inspired by a questionnaire from the Millennium Project, a wonderful think tank. You ought to visit. In 1900 41% of Americans worked on farms. One hundred years later this figure had dropped to 2%. This widely cited...
Why do you want to run for office and for what office are you running? Honestly I am the last person that would want to run for office but I saw a desperate need for change and no one caring...
"What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power." - Henry George Progress and Poverty has been praised by Tolstoy, Einstein and Milton Friedman. Friedman, predictably, was the least effusive of three.  He...
Thomas Piketty is today's most discussed economist. Not just a pedantic treatise on economic theory, Capital in the Twentieth Century is a political manifesto in the tradition of Henry George and Karl Marx. His literary references and indulgences in...
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