Let’s Take Guns from Crazy People

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Whoa, Nelly. I’m no foe to moderate, reasonable limits on gun ownership… but I swear if I read one more comment about how if ‘crazy people’ couldn’t get guns, we wouldn’t need any other measures.. I will, uh, write a blog post about how many ways that statement is wrong.

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How Fear of Smart People is Leading to the Death of American Education

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Combating the Death of American Education I recently read an article (linked below the fold) about the deliberate destruction of the US post secondary education system. I would go farther and say that the same people who are deliberately destroying public post secondary education are deliberately manufacturing the death of American education in general (with the exception of private schools). My personal education journey is a bit unusual, just as my life has been. I was educated in public schools from kindergarten through college, but in most cases in uncommonly excellent public schools. From first through part of fifth grade,…

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Greatest Hits: Human Capital

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I’m taking a day off blogging today. In case you missed them, here’s some articles I’ve written that discuss the concept of human capital: Cognitive Dissonance. An oldie but goodie. Health Care, Freedom, and Human Capital Reframing the budget debate: Spending vs. Investment Human Capital Made So Simple Even an Imaginary 14 Year Old Can Get It. Have a good day!  

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Living with HIV: A Tribute to my Sister

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My sister is living with HIV. I don’t remember when I got the call, perhaps six months or a year after my mother died, so in 2000, maybe even late 1999. I know that all the open wounds from Mom’s death hadn’t healed yet and none of us siblings were very close at that time. She was crying. Actually, she was totally, utterly freaked out. Or maybe that was a later conversation, after the reality hit. She’d tested positive. There’d been a workplace accident, and she’d gotten blood in an open cut on her hand.  And now she had a…

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