More widely read than half of research papers

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Performance Enhancing Dieting

My senior year of college, I dated a former dancer… I’ll call her Chloe.  She had been big into the dance scene during middle and high school before knee injuries curtailed her dreams.  This...

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Small Arms in Syria

The latest development in the ongoing civil war in Syria didn’t occur in Syria, actually, but in Washington, DC. The Obama Administration announced they have what is in their eyes definitive proof that the...

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Retail Curiosities

We love our life in the exurbs of Louisville. I have written quite a bit about how it is the perfect place for us as we have the best of both worlds: Farms and...

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Trayvon Martin, the criminalblackmale

Being perfectly willing to pick at an old scab, I’ll highlight this column in The Guardian about the start of the George Zimmerman trial. Mr. Zimmerman’s attorneys are attempting to paint a very specific picture...

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Finance Discussion Continued

At Ethan’s request, rather than continue the discussion of finance in his post, I’ll post my response to commenter David TC’s response to me.  If people have an interest in continuing the conversation, they...

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No injuries, no property damage.

Regulatory and insurance hurdles cleared, Mon Tiki has been up and running for about six weeks now, and with about 200 paying customers across her decks, I am pleased (and relieved!) to report, Mon...

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Driving Blind: E3 and Charter Cities

A new report from the ESA gives some “essential facts” about the video game industry, including who plays and what their interested in. We might finally see some action from the courts on unpaid...

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Putting a Price on Kidneys

Josh Barro wants to set up a marketplace for human organs. He thinks it’s a good idea, I presume, because he never saw Repo Men (a junky sci-fi movie in which the production of...

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The Parent as Teacher

With Father’s Day just around the corner I am particularly grateful this year for the precious gift I was given two weeks ago. It’s also a chance to reflect on my 18+ years as...

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Northern Colorado: The 51st State?

Some counties in Colorado are unhappy with the state’s leadership and are doing something about it: {Excerpt} There are between eight and thirteen counties, total, that are looking into this. Eight are listed in...

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Driving Blind: Dwarf Fortress and Fat Albert

“A stranger is shot in the street, you hardly move to help. But if, half an hour before, you spent just ten minutes with the fellow and knew a little about him and his...

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Driving Blind: Stalinists and Kafka

“The first thing you learn in life is you’re a fool. The last thing you learn in life is you’re the same fool.” Rebecca Rosen explains why we should care about the government collecting...

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Let the Character Assassinations Begin

It comes with the territory obviously, but its predictability doesn’t make it any less ridiculous or frustrating. Jeffrey Toobin and David Brooks have fired the first shots, outlining the many failings of Edward Snowden because...

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Why State Surveillance Is Worse

“The NSA isn’t doing anything that Google doesn’t already do,” runs the newly struck establishment line. “So you have nothing to worry about now that you didn’t already have.” As often happens, Richard Cohen...