Ragged Clown

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Tag Archives: ethics

Dec
20
2009

Frank Rich. Person of the Decade

Time after time, since I first discovered him writing a column in Section P (Arts and Leisure) of the New York Times, Frank Rich has surprised and delighted me but today he surprised and disappointed me. As always, he has … Continue reading

Dec
19
2009

Christmas is Destroying Our Wealth

Stuart Jeffries, in the Guardian, teaches us some economics about the Joy Of Giving. deadweight loss: losses to one person that are not offset by the gains to someone else. Waldfogel estimates the global deadweight loss of Christmas 2006 to … Continue reading

Oct
13
2009

Walk to School?

We live less than 1/2 a mile and two tiny streets away from the 9 year old’s school and she asked if it would be OK for her to walk to school on her own. I asked The Google what … Continue reading

Jun
30
2009

Sticking it to the (other) man

Here’s a civic dilemma for you. Santa Clara wanted to set aside some open space for recreation and the general enjoyment of the people and put an initiative on the ballot to raise the funds. It passed. But the California … Continue reading

May
21
2009

Child Abuse

I read about america’s worst mom when she became famous last year. She has a book out. The media dubbed me America’s Worst Mom (Go ahead, Google it.) But that’s not what I am. I really think I’m a parent … Continue reading

May
21
2009

Pee Anywhere?

This one might get me in trouble despite my best efforts to not offend.Sorry in advance. If you read as many conservative blogs as I do, you may have seen the celebrations over the latest Gallup poll. David Frum has … Continue reading

May
14
2009

Who said that!?

“The United States is a country that takes human rights seriously. We do not torture. It’s against our laws and against our values. And we expect all those who serve America to conduct themselves accordingly, and we enforce those rules…America … Continue reading

May
12
2009

Freedom tomorrow!

I recently finished Michael Shermer’s Science of Good and Evil and reviewed it on Facebook. I have been enjoying Michael Shermer’s blog and writings in Skeptic magazine for a while now. His interviews with creationists are particularly spectactular. This book? … Continue reading