School Walkouts: An Irresponsible Tool of Mob Rule (Ochlocracy)

Photo: 1969 Harvard Walkout There are many ways to demonstrate for policy change. We would expect places of learning for intelligent students led by mature and erudite teachers, to choose methods like debates, briefings, seminars, and councils. The school walkout is not new, nor is it clever, nor does it present its teachers and students … Continue reading School Walkouts: An Irresponsible Tool of Mob Rule (Ochlocracy)

Cite Me, Invite Me, Please Don’t Rob Me – Killing Intellectual Subversion

Let's assume that you devoted decades of your life to guiding your beloved children to independence, joy, peace, and success. There are dozens of ways for other people to ruin your children with crime, immorality, or even legal forms of aggression. Whether your children ended up maimed for life from assaults, bankrupt from corrupt spouses, … Continue reading Cite Me, Invite Me, Please Don’t Rob Me – Killing Intellectual Subversion

World Population, Depopulation, Immigration, and the Cliffs of Saipan – Part One, World Population & The Saipan Analogy

Last night I successfully derived the most accurate population estimate for practical use in analytics that exists today. It is incredibly alarming; this is one "hockey-stick" curve that is accurate, with dire consequences. The blue line shows global population, from 10,000 BC to 2014 AD. The orange line shows annual growth of human population for … Continue reading World Population, Depopulation, Immigration, and the Cliffs of Saipan – Part One, World Population & The Saipan Analogy

How to Use the News in The Information Age

"He who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors." – Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Norvell, Jun. 11, 1807 We're supposed to use the news to understand the world beyond our direct experience. That simple purpose is often neglected, as people unconsciously take stories for granted. … Continue reading How to Use the News in The Information Age