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The market place rules.

The market place rules.

The market place rules.

It demands that education be cheap and perfunctory, a baby sitting service run by those who are there to make a profit.  229 more words

Politics

A Political Rant on human nature in the Australian context... by some anthropologist guy.

Words matter. As an anthropologist, it is my job to derive meaning from the words and actions of human beings. Today I realized that through his countless verbal gaffs our bumbling Prime Minister is offering us a direct pathway into his worldview. 879 more words

UCLA grad student who allegedly faked LGBT study reportedly invented award, too

The good folks at Ricochet just a few days ago published a must-read piece on Michael LaCour, a UCLA graduate student who seems to have faked the data that was the basis for an article published in the journal Science, offering quantitative proof that “LGBT door-to-door canvassing had a significant effect in shifting voters toward pro-gay-marriage views.” 484 more words

General

Duterte, Frank Underwood, and Ruthless Pragmatism

Ruthless pragmatism.

This has been then Democratic House Majority Whip, then Vice-President, and now President Frank Underwood’s mantra. Politics run strongly in his blood like coffee for the graduate student. 738 more words

Reality Doses

Consensus drives the diminishment of present and future power grabs

Consensus drives the diminishment of present and future power grabs

There are not stakeholders in a functioning American political system.  For there to be stakeholders enough folk have to view government as an entity that mediates disputes, solves problems, looks to ensure a common good, keeps any private or public power in check.  161 more words

Politics

nothing will be just

Merely according to reason, nothing is just in itself, everything shifts with time. Custom is the whole of equity for the sole reason that it is accepted. 307 more words

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