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  • On Bias in our Universities

    May 12, 2016

    David Burress

    Conservatives complain that Universities tend with a certain frequency to discriminate overtly against Republicans and fundamentalists in faculty hiring decisions. I’m willing to agree that’s probably true in liberal arts departments, not so much in business schools and engineering, and certainly not true in conservative private colleges. I also agree it is wrong, though there ...

  • War on Cancer Still Neglecting Prevention and Causes

    May 10, 2016

    David Burress

    The so-called War on Cancer has been seriously mismanaged. It has focused almost entirely on diagnosis and treatment, an approach that has not proven very successful. It has almost entirely ignored prevention, especially the role of environmental poisons. Yet there are good reasons to suspect that cleaning up the environment might be far more cost ...

  • Centrists

    May 10, 2016

    David Burress

    Centrists are destructive. When the radicals move 1 step right, Centrists move 1/2 step right, ratifying and amplifying the radicalization. They say “The truth is always somewhere in between. ” No, it isn’t. Sometimes one side is 100% right and the other side is 100% wrong. It is never 50% true that the sun will ...

  • Libertarian Fairy Tale View (One of Many Examples)

    May 5, 2016

    David Burress

    Most libertarians believe in property rights that are defined by natural law rather than government. An important case would consist in fungible land rights, i.e. the ability to buy and sell and subdivide and mortgage small plots. In some small primitive villages without much outside interference land tenure might be based on consensual memory, though ...