Blogs I Follow
- “Novels are machines for falsely generating belief”… essay on fiction, by Zadie Smith in The New York Review of Books
- The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler
- Fiasco, by Thomas Ricks
- Adam and Allison Grant rewrite children’s books and much fiction: “Noble deed doers, you should first lecture the victims and help them help themselves more otherwise you are an enabler…”
- Great article in The New York Times about rural America and public services
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Category Archives: United States
Should anti-vaccination parents be liable under tort law if their child infects a baby and kills them?
With the current measles outbreak this is a “live” issue. From Dorit Reiss at UC Hastings College of the Law: Further, we do make exceptions and impose liability for nonaction when there are strong policy reasons. When parents decide not … Continue reading
Want to understand the reparations issue? Nobody better than Prof. Sandy Darity to patiently and clearly explain
Cannot embed directly into WordPress, so here is the link: https://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?458905-4/washington-journal-william-darity-discusses-reparations-campaign-2020
Uber co-founder and former chief executive Travis Kalanick’s new realty investment enterprise has obtained a contract to purchase the old Hank Coca’s Furniture store and Odd Fellows building at 82 E. Santa Clara St. The building became available after Leisure … Continue reading
Anticipating Nov. 6 election when many of my fellow citizens will vote their preference to live under a right-wing autocracy that uses mass media to boil blood just because they are mad about a trans kid in Nebraska whose gender … Continue reading
A nice The New York Times story on Seattle that prompted this roundup (HT:Bill Sundstrom): “In their latest paper, which has not been formally peer reviewed, Mr. Vigdor and his colleagues considered how the minimum-wage increases affected three broad groups: … Continue reading
Here is a Brookings Institution report: “The 2016 Nobel prize-winner in Economics, Oliver Hart, and coauthors explained that prison contracts tend to induce the wrong incentives by focusing on specific tasks such as accreditation requirements and hours of staff training … Continue reading