Monthly Archives: November 2010

Great visualizations

I really enjoyed this, you may as well. I love statistics. Advertisements

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The Laffer Curve

The Bush tax cuts were supposed to pay for themselves. they didn’t, but they were supposed to. The reason was that Bush was invoking what is called the Laffer curve. The Laffer curve is a real piece of economics, but … Continue reading

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It’s capitalism weekend

I ran into this wonderful story by Jeff Jacoby on Adam Smith and thanks giving. Heres a great bit: Today, in millions of homes across the nation, God will be thanked for many gifts — for the feast on the … Continue reading

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Incomplete thoughts

I started this (pitiful excuse for a) blog hoping that it would encourage me to generate some real content. Something I might eventually mold into a book proposal or a documentary script or something more useful than a blog. I … Continue reading

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Middlemen

So there was a storm in North Carolina a few years ago, a hurricane, it ripped through the Raleigh area. Oak trees were felled by the time the storm passed through Raleigh was like a big bowl of oak spaghetti … Continue reading

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Why we need to teach logic in the public schools.

If you look around you will surely find someone making a really bad argument. There are industries that stand as little more than a totem to fallacious reasoning, there are politicians who will insist that they are right and drag … Continue reading

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I’m a little envious of Raël

Among his many characteristics Raël is a bit of a bad ass. Sure he runs a sex cult that is mostly full of men, but he has been largely a force for good in the GMO/Cloning debate and he gets … Continue reading

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