[Listen to the audio version here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/on-george-floyd-donald-trump-and-social-progress-jttg-june-2020] A number of people have asked about my thoughts on the George Floyd situation, so I’ll explore that below.
There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the NFL demonstrations during pre-game ceremonies this year. A few readers asked if I had an opinion on them, so I’ll weigh in.
(Note: I’m not against traffic cameras per se; I’m against the using them for ticketing trivial offenses.) I made a right turn at a red light at an intersection in Queens, NY last month. There was no sign prohibiting right turns on red. I saw a flash from the intersection while making the turn. Once …
Another tournament finished and another fantasy competition completed. Some readers requested a post-mortem report for my bracket. Here it is:
Image Credit: New America Foundation In Part 1, we discussed the battle between For-Profit schools and traditional colleges for education dollars and strategies underdogs can employ to unseat incumbents. Do employers have a dog in this fight? Since many, if not most, people rank “getting a job” higher than ”learning” on the list of reasons why they …
National holidays have inspired posts from this blog in the past. In the spirit of Independence Day, here are three national policy changes that Americans should be fighting for.
In honor of Memorial Day, some bills the government should sign into law:
Obesity Rates in United States – 2012 (CDC) The following is part of a conversation I had with someone in the field of Public Health. It’s an email I sent explaining why the push from government to curb obesity is doomed to failure.
Government mandates on food production and consumption is nothing new, but this is disturbing:[[MORE]] “Mars Inc., the manufacturer of Snickers and many other convenience store treats, has decided to phase out chocolate products that exceed 250 calories per portion. By the end of 2013, consumers will no longer be able to purchase king-sized Snickers bars. …
One of the most pervasive economic myths of all time: http://youtu.be/SjRTvX-wbtU?t=55s It’s the Fixed Pie Fallacy. The ranter’s anger is understandable, but misplaced. The CEO does an excellent job refuting the points of the Occupy Wall Street faction. Schiff–and the segment of the population he represents–isn’t the root cause of the recession.