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Ross Kaminsky article, “Farrell’s Fallacies”

Café Hayek tipped me off to this article by Ross Kaminsky, answering the charge by Paul Farrell that “capitalism is killing our morals, our future.” He summarizes Farrell’s argument: …since today’s economic arrangements don’t suggest the same interest by society at … Continue reading

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“Bullet Train” a California Unicorn?

Recent WSJ article about the current status of the bullet train project in California. Quick check of Southwest.com, SFO to LAX, one hour and 20 minutes, one way cost between $68 and $215. Other than as a monument to the … Continue reading

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It’s a 401(k) World–Thomas L. Friedman

Article by Thomas Friedman from New York Times, April 30, 2013 I’m not always in congruence with Tom Friedman’s thinking, but this column makes a lot of sense…has huge implications in education, as well as the general mindset of the … Continue reading

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Goal for the Year: “Double My Failure Rate”

I was in conversation with my friend Thomas recently at the Creamery in Palo Alto, when he declared that one of his objectives for this year was “to double my failure rate.”  This is based on his view that failure leads to … Continue reading

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George Will at Washington University, December 4, 2012

Was tipped off to this by Cafe Hayek.  Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2012, “The Most Important Speech So Far in the 21st Century.”  High praise indeed, and here’s the text of Will’s speech. My first reading … Continue reading

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Liberals and Taxes

I was recently in conversation with a coworker, an avowed liberal, who owns two homes, one in Santa Cruz Mountains and the other in rural Connecticut, and listening to her complaints about taxation–I love it when liberals, not seeing the … Continue reading

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FDA–Safe and Effective?

Here’s my question:  If the FDA had to go through a “clinical trial” to prove that it was safe and effective, would it be able to demonstrate either? Could it show that the lives saved by its regulatory activities , … Continue reading

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