Author Archives: Mark

Why is Regulating What People Say Wrong?

One of my favorite musicians, Loudon Wainwright, sings about our future under President Trump. Wainwright worries that Trump is fond of locking up demonstrators even though Trump agreed under oath when assuming the Presidency to preserve, protect, and defend the … Continue reading

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How Did Bobby Kennedy Become Interested in Vaccines and Autism?

I asked Google but it only understands keywords. I ask because they’re working on artificial neural networks with products like TensorFlow but are from being able to answer simple questions.

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Does the 49ers Quarterback Know More Than Clinton and Trump Supporters?

Reason magazine discussed an athlete’s view of the election. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who gained prominence in the pre-season after refusing to stand for the national anthem as part of a protest against police abuse and conditions for … Continue reading

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College is a Poor Investment

If you’re considering sending your son or daughter to a college, it’s worthwhile to read, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, by Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. I’ve included excerpts below … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 Videos and Pictures

The videos below are of Mary performing “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” at Twigs Restaurant in Rochester, MN; several scenes from Steamboat Springs; and the gymnastics of the herd of deer in our backyard, including one buck who always looks … Continue reading

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A Trip to Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, and Minnesota

I enjoyed a 3 week driving vacation in 4 states in June and July and here are some things I saw.

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National Geographic Discusses Dead Chilean Fish

National Geographic wrote about the Chilean seafood industry, excerpted below. Images of death have been arriving from southern Chile for weeks, each one seemingly more apocalyptic than the last. First there were thousands of dead salmon in aquaculture cages. Then … Continue reading

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Why Are Governments Regulating Bathrooms?

I thought Donald Trump was the silliest man in politics but I was wrong as Roy Cordato explains in We Need Separation of Bathroom and State: In late February the Charlotte, North Carolina, city council passed an “antidiscrimination” law, scheduled … Continue reading

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The History of Food, 1850-present

One of the best business books Mary and I have read in the past few years is, The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America. There have been huge improvements in food production and distribution during the … Continue reading

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Gerry Spence on Freedom

One of my favorite writers is Wyoming trial lawyer Gerry Spence, best known for his work on the Karen Silkwood case that was made into the film, Silkwood. I enjoyed Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom: An Owner’s Manual for … Continue reading

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