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Those brains in his little finger are probably what he uses in generating his thoughts on economics. Now if he'd just add some knowledge of economics to that brainy finger ...
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Basic Economics

Recovering Liberal Wrote: Jan 14, 2015 12:42 PM
Hey there! Sowell does not "repeat over and over;" he gives multiple examples, each unique in circumstance but each illustrating the same principle. Multiple examples, connected to the principle, are necessary to understand a concept and what it implies/means. But if you want a concise and accurate summary, here it is: Supply and demand works!
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Basic Economics

Recovering Liberal Wrote: Jan 14, 2015 10:28 AM
Excellent! And, as is often the case, the comments below are enlightening. My older brother, a self-described lifelong Democrat, once asked me to stop sending him "Republican Propaganda" after I forwarded a few of Williams' and Sowell's columns to him. He might agree with the "Loyal Dem" postings below. Delicious!
Thanks for including the links. I checked some of the literacy standards because that is an area in which I know something. The optimistic view is that the Standards do specify important skills thus giving teachers guidance that they would be lacking if they graduated from a second or third or fourth rate teacher prep program. The pessimistic view is that implementing a good standard incompetently makes it a very bad standard; the standards are just words but the test items, scoring protocols, and training of the scorers are all essential in determining what the standard "really" means. In my opinion, the chances of all that being implemented without totally destroying the value of the standards are lower than my chances of winning the Publishers Clearinghouse sweepstakes. Even assuming the purest of motivation behind the push for the Common Core, having such national standards imposed is extremely dangerous.
Inane and irrelevant.
Do you mean that cockroaches are on their way out? Or will the sharks intervene to save them? And does your notion on becoming extinct apply to plant species? And would you offer sources to support your assertion?
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Tortured Reasoning

Recovering Liberal Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 8:47 AM
Dr_Zinj do you happen to know anyone who has gone to a dentist? to an MD treat a broken limb? or anyone who has played a contact sport such as football, soccer, or hockey? Do you believe everything anyone tells you, without checking the accuracy of the statements? Do you happen to know any Seals who have gone on a rampage of retribution? Do you suppose that bombs or drone strikes ever inflict pain on anyone? Or do you believe that collateral damage is OK? Just asking.
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What's Rule of Law?

Recovering Liberal Wrote: Dec 10, 2014 9:25 AM
Excellent! However, I believe you are incorrect. The "exemptions" are 1st Amendment exemptions, i.e., apply to all. They are NOT exempt from being hauled out of the House or Senate for treason, felony, of breach of the peace. But are exempt from being hauled out for a parking ticket or a civil complaint; on the other hand I've never heard of anyone being hauled out of his/her place of employment for an unpaid parking ticket. Similarly, it would not serve public interests if I could a) file a civil suit against John Boehner and b) call the police to haul him in off the House floor. Your point is excellent, in my view because it is informative and caused me to think. Thank you!
Important, timely, relevant. Thank you!
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Beware of Our Betters

Recovering Liberal Wrote: Nov 25, 2014 9:10 AM
That is true of some, I'm sure. (I am a retired professor.) But there are some, many in the sciences, who know they could make it in industry but prefer academia as a place to pursue research interests. And some, like Gruber, make more money consulting from academia than they could if employed in industry.
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