My brother just died. He wasn't really my brother -- I never had any siblings -- but he was the closest thing to a brother I've ever had.I first met Kenneth John Gibson in the fall of 1978, at Luther North High School on the northwest side of Chicago. We had a bunch of classes in common and we teamed up in Unified Science class the first year. The class was a 70s-modern … [Read more...] about Ken Gibson, Rest In Peace
I'm seeing a lot of online chatter about inflation lately, and naturally the commentary has the stink of politics on it. Republicans are trying to pin the price increases on Biden and the Democrats. The Democrats, in turn, are trying to minimize the problem by denying that the inflation is as bad as it seems -- currently 6.8% ((CPI-U, all items, per the December 10 BLS … [Read more...] about Inflation or Productivity Loss?
I still don't care.I still don't care about House Atreides and House Harkonnen. I'm tired of hearing about the Bene Gesserit and the Kwisatz Haderach, the Padishah Emperor and his Imperial Sardaukar troops, and Paul's mysterious connection to the Fremen (He knows how to wear a stillsuit correctly, oh my!). The whole wheels-within-wheels, schemes-within-schemes, … [Read more...] about Dune – Review
As I explained in my Jack Marshall day post last year, my plan was to write about Jack Marshall's Ethics Alarms blog once a year. My few remaining readers may have noticed that I missed the anniversary date.When I first started reading his Ethics Alarms blog all those years ago, I found Jack to be a fascinating writer and a seemingly endless source of great topics to blog … [Read more...] about So much for Jack Marshall Day…
Politicians and pundits of the left have figured out who to blame. From AOC (above) to Bernie Sanders to Elizabeth Warren, there is widespread agreement that billionaires are the problem.In so many ways, billionaires are perfect scapegoats. They're few in number, secretive, have strange customs, and even though most of us have never met one, they still manage to find ways … [Read more...] about The Best Scapegoats