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Toggle Commented yesterday on Security at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I understand young people commit a disproportionate number of crimes. Is it time to restrict birth?
A thinly-populated continent should not be cited as evidence of "over" population.
The two most common explanations for the lopsided political skew in academia are: 1) that right-wingers don't have the mental capacity to be a professor; 2) that hiring committees are discriminating against conservatives. I find both of those hard to believe. On the one hand, we see much less skew in people with advanced degrees who aren't professors. On the other hand, I haven't heard of enough examples of discrimination against conservatives. Speaking as a Ph.D. who's not a professor, I think this is probably because leftists are more likely to be attracted to shaping "young skulls full of mush." If you're going by "They say" instead of "It is," it's of utmost importance to influence what "They say." If you're going by "It is," such influence is of secondary importance.
Ideologues frequently assume that anybody who does not agree with them is an ideologue on the Other Side. If an ideologue on the Other Side shows you an inconclusive study, it's plausible that such a study was the best he could do and that, in turn, implies that the Other Side has no conclusive studies.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2015 on On expressive rationality at Stumbling and Mumbling
The Koch brothers didn't interfere with Richard Muller.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2015 on Academentia at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Are nations with more trade barriers richer?
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2015 on From Today's New York Times at Keith Burgess-Jackson
The same fallacy is sometimes used to criticize supporters of immigration deregulation.
Why do we have to take care of them? Let them in and let them take of themselves. This will, of course, require ignoring both Professional Whining Classes.
Shouldn't the right-wing stance on abortion go with the left-wing stance on immigration? Both will result in more Americans.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2015 on Politics at Keith Burgess-Jackson
There's so much competition....
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2015 on Politics at Keith Burgess-Jackson
People who save money on cheaper goods don't count as Americans? People who get hired by businesses that have customers because the customers can afford it don't count as Americans?
Toggle Commented May 10, 2015 on Free Trade at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Does this mean that only people who have adopted unwanted children can condemn abortion?
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2015 on From Today's New York Times at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I'm pro-choice on abortion: I hold that each fetus has the right to choose not to be aborted.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2015 on From Today's New York Times at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Okay. Let's look at a plausible figure for many new people a system can absorb: "The enemy of cultural cohesion is super-fast headcount growth. Companies that grow faster than doubling their headcount annually tend to have serious cultural drift, even if they do a great job of onboarding new employees and training them." We must set a limit of 300 million immigrants per year.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2015 on From Today's New York Times at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I thought it was journalists who worship consensus. In any case, philosophers are not always trustworthy.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2015 on Science at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I'm almost tempted to quote "You may be right" by Billy Joel.
Every dollar we send overseas comes back eventually. For that matter, if you want to destroy a job tomorrow, deport a customer today.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2014 on Economics at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Well... For a few months after the 911 attack, Democrats stopped frothing at the mouth. That didn't last long.
The rate of global poverty has been decreasing. It looks like global trade is working very well.
Let's see... In an omelet, the eggs are cooked on one side. In a frittata, the eggs are cooked on two sides. I'm developing an egg dish in which the eggs are cooked on three sides.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2014 on Food at Keith Burgess-Jackson
The way to commemorate the Vietnam War is to admit that we won.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2014 on From Today's New York Times at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Whatever happened to "Don't trust anybody over thirty?"
I thought the Cold War was World War III. The Current Unpleasantness is World War IV (or Cold War II).
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2014 on War at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the NRA: You cannot use the Ring. Regulation answers to the State alone. It has no other master.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2014 on From Today's New York Times at Keith Burgess-Jackson