Showing posts with label logic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label logic. Show all posts

March 12, 2018

Emotional learning will be the downfall of society

fromTownhall: Feelings are more dangerous than ideas, because they aren’t susceptible to rational evaluation. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - The Political Value of Crisis

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A brilliant analysis by Professor Sowell regarding the primary tactic used by politicians to push their agendas.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Government wants our trust, but where's the accountability?

fromReason: The foul ups by the Broward County Sheriff's Office don't inspire confidence.
The Government is Not Us

Jurors can be heroes, too; follow consciences rather than law

fromDuluthNewsTribune: They have the extraordinary power to reach a decision they believe is right.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

If police don’t have to protect the public, what good are they?

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: According to the U.S. Supreme Court, police have no duty, moral or otherwise, to help those in trouble, protect individuals from danger, or risk their own lives to save “we the people.”
Police State America

Justice Alito's fantastic line of questioning in 'political' apparel case exposes liberal bias

fromDailyWire: A brilliant exposure of leftwing nitwittery.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Economics Is About Scarcity, Property, and Relationships

by Michael J. McKay.   The other day I was having coffee with a new friend, a retired businessman who had customized luxury cars in California. I mentioned I had recently retired from owning an investment firm and had studied economics for many years, especially Austrian economics. Like so many people, he said, “I really don't understand economics    ... MORE

J.D. Tuccille: Check Out On Your Own Terms

Tragic or self-empowering?     Every couple of years, some well-intentioned scribbler pens a hand-wringer about the national tragedy of suicide among the elderly. "Suicide rate for elderly men is alarming," noted Dennis Streets in the Chatham Journal last month. "Suicide rates are high among the elderly," cautioned Paula Span in a 2013 New York   ... MORE

Paul Shlichta: Choice Of Weapons

The gun grabbers forgot about this one.   The advocates of gun control seem to believe that, by restricting or eliminating private possession of guns, all violence can be eliminated. However, recent events have tragically demonstrated that would-be assailants have a wide choice of weapons, including knives, explosives, automobiles,    ... MORE

Half The Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

by Ronald Bailey.     Dinosaurs were cold-blooded. Increased K-12 spending and lower pupil/teacher ratios boost public school student outcomes. Most of the DNA in the human genome is junk. Saccharin causes cancer and a high fiber diet prevents it. Stars cannot be bigger than 150 solar masses. In the past half-century, all of the foregoing facts     ... MORE

Obama The Unanimous Choice In 59 Philadelphia Districts

Officially wins the vote 19,605 to 0.       Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney got no votes in 59 voting districts in the city of Philadelphia last week on Election Day. None. And the unofficial vote tallies have President Barack Obama beating the former Massachusetts governor by a combined vote of 19,605 to 0, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Alice In Liberal Land

Avoiding reality has its appeal.  "Alice in Wonderland" was written by a professor who also wrote a book on symbolic logic. So it is not surprising that Alice encountered not only strange behavior in Wonderland, but also strange and illogical reasoning -- of a sort too often found in the real world, and which a logician would be very much aware of. If Alice could visit the world ... MORE

Sheldon Richman: Back To Economic Basics

Understanding the role of human action.   Lately I’ve landed in discussions about whether there is such a thing as human action. I’m not kidding. Some educated people have their doubts. Just to be clear from the outset, human action, as Ludwig von Mises pointed out, is purposeful behavior, as opposed to the reflex that occurs when the patellar  ... MORE