(As of 1 June 2007)
My newest: An essay on the state being just a giant blob; "The Invasion of the Giant Blob: Government as a SuperOrganism, Consuming all in its Path".
I have written a major essay on the problems that vagueness causes in governance and the way government and politicians take advantage of these problems. It is online at http://perspicuity.net/paradox/vaguegov.html.
- You can download a series of lectures on Social Dilemmas (from Smart Mobs and other places) and watch them at your convenience. Great!
Social Dilemma lectures on video!
I have added a section on John Nash and the "Nash Equilibrium" in the essay on Social Dilemmas. While doing this, I added a new game (as in "Game Theory"), "The Traveler's Dilemma", that illustrates the difficulties.
My latest essay is about "justice" in the U.S.A. or the lack thereof. It is called "The Devil is in the Details: The Forfeiture Example of American 'Justice'" and is an easy read.
Want to take an online course in Philosophy? Check out Pathways to Philosophy where you can take distance learning and/or read online books on philosophy. Other neat things there include an option for asking a philosopher a question.
A new game has been added to the Social Dilemma Games -- The Centipede Game You must check it out. This one will drive you crazy as there seems to be no way to win. Well then why not just try to lose? Go to the Social Dilemma Games and Puzzles page.
- This essay clearly explains some of the hazards of Democracy -- which the Founding Fathers also had much concern about. We could do better than what we are doing.
I take a shot explaining how the Mind works (well why not?). Comments are solicited on my draft version of "Thoughts about the Thinking Process: From Perception to Rational Action".
More Gorey Stories: The biggest baloney goes unnoticed by the ever watchful press - Online at Lew Rockwell's site.
Cheney Takes Another Spin Around the Washington Revolving Door - Online at Lew Rockwell's site.
My latest contribution to Political Cynicism!
A handy tool for those that find it very difficult to identify the Republican species from the Democrat species, "How to Tell a Democrat from a Republican" is now on-line. Thanks to AMPOL (no longer on line) and Spin Tech Magazine (no longer on line) for publishing earlier versions.
My views on the close connection between Liberty and Private Property are presented in my paper, "Property and Liberty: You can't give up one without losing the other" at The Progress Report.
- The author of this site has collected together and discussed many of the
issues around freedom and society.
Check out the powerful essay on contempory American politics, "Land Mine Legislation", by Claire Wolfe, at the Wolfe's Lodge site.
A site that elaborates on the ways the government has found to take the citizens' properties -- as well as their rights --, FATAL BLINDNESS. Several chapters of the book with the same title are available for the download.
Now listed on The Big Eye,
, a great compilation of interesting links!
John L. Jackley's book, Hill Rat
Mr. Jackley, the author of the fascinating book on the workings of Congress, as seen through the eyes of a "Hill Rat", has granted permission for me to display a chapter of his book. As a representative chapter, I chose "The Favor Factory". Check it out!
Wow! A Search Engine for this somewhat overgrown web site! Hope you like it.
Latest "Pearl of Wisdom" discovered:
"There are no tyrants, there are only slaves." -- Anselme Bellegarrigue (from an article by Arthur Lehning in *Dictionary of the History of Ideas*, Volume 1, "Anarchism".) Also see Bibliothéque Libertaire, for the quote in French, which translates (per Google) to: "You believed so far that there were tyrants? And well! you were mistaken, it has only slaves there where no one does not obey, nobody orders."
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