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The Wrong Way to Measure Doing It Right

Yielding To the Minimum Standard The wrong way to measure doing it right is the right way to measure doing it wrong…right? Changing the status quo is the hardest thing to do on command, but not on demand. Utilizing an … Continue reading

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Buying the Argument

When you buy something, paying for it consents to the probable risk. It’s an on-demand contractual obligation (condign consent) and, in a free market, you don’t have to keep doing business with a company that presents too much risk. Not … Continue reading

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Not by Fiat!

Following the 2014, midterm election cycle, Republican “strategists” are saying that the president’s executive-order strategy is rule by fiat; but no, it’s not! The U.S. Constitution provides for separation of powers, which creates a dynamic model. It is not a … Continue reading

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Proper Attribution

When scientists say that hydrogen and oxygen combine to form water, they are referring to DRU (the Descriptive Random Utility). Science does not say that water exists to support life, just that it does, with utility. Conservatives use the objectivist … Continue reading

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Containment at the Source

Resisting Ebola is a work of art that exists fate at the intended rate. We want to annihilate the risk. It may be possible in the future but for now it is a matter of containing it. Containment is measured … Continue reading

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What “The Makers” Make

We often here that the so-called “makers”–people that conservatives identify as the “job creators”–don’t really make anything, but they really do. They consolidate risk and bundle it, creating, for example, securitized debt, which led to the Great Recession. They make … Continue reading

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Assessing the Risk of Doing Harm

Attributive identity is all important when assessing the risk of doing harm. There is a whole lot of unhappiness (detriment) associated with the attainment of zero marginal cost. According to conservatives, economic fortune is an act of self-determination. If you … Continue reading

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