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A Pragmatist's Take

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Spotting non-false fabrications in the news: Coronavirus-Origins as example
May 5, 2020 12:21 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 4,500

How to assess the credibility of a "news" story? After dismissing those whose vocabulary and structure clearly mark them as advocacy -- selling a particular... More
Confusing a means-to-an-end with being the goal -- Shelter-in-Place
Apr 23, 2020 3:19 am
Comments: 38 | Views: 3,832

A common problem in carrying out plans is to become so focused on your part of the plan that you think of it as a goal. As a goal, it is immutable, whereas you should... More
Open Letter to SCC Public Health on excessive restrictions, esp Nurseries
Apr 18, 2020 3:58 am
Comments: 52 | Views: 7,220

I was shocked to see (garden) nurseries become delivery-only businesses in recent update of the Shelter-In-Place (SIP) Order (^... More
America held hostage ... by Congressional Democrats (COVID-19)
Apr 9, 2020 10:53 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 3,536

If you can't accept that criticism of one political party isn't necessarily advocacy for another, this blog is not for you.

Unemployment claims this week were... More
Profiteering off medical equipment and its export unimpeded (COVID-19)
Apr 3, 2020 4:40 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 4,206

Medical equipment shortages have been in the national headlines for weeks, but a significant part of the problem has been profiteers sending it overseas. Bet most... More
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