Author Archives: Jacques Delacroix

About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.

A Rare Civilized Exchange with the Other Side

05/03/20 I had an unusual experience yesterday and today, a civilized exchange with a liberal. It was on Facebook. I think it’s worth sharing, maybe only as curiosity. Jacques Delacroix to S.R.S: I am reading you and your accomplices between the … Continue reading

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The Biden Rat

  I don’t like the crucifixion of poor old Joe Biden (who denied everything today – finally. This, for two unrelated reasons. First, during the Kavanaugh hearings, I answered firmly the question, “Do women lie?” Yes, some women lie some … Continue reading

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The World Health Organization Revisited; Individual Rights

  Two things today (4/16/20). First, there is a vast misunderstanding of the World Health Organization around the US. (WHO) It’s been promoted unwittingly by the President’s own seeming ignorance. WHO operates on two different gears. In times of crisis, … Continue reading

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Last Time You Heard of “Flattening the Curve”?

  We were told that many or most Americans workers had to be idled to “flatten the curve” of contaminations. This means simply that it was desirable to avoid having a sudden upsurge of people infected so that hospitals would … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism in Tiny Steps

  All the power in both the County and the City of Santa Cruz (where I live) now resides in the hands of a County health official. Yesterday, she just closed all parks and all beaches in the county for … Continue reading

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Coddle the Old, Spoil Them; Everybody Else, Back to Work!

I am more worried by the day about the economic consequences of the current isolation policy intended to change the shape (not the numbers) of the corona-virus epidemic in America. This, in spite of the a large infusion of (national … Continue reading

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Damned Models and Cutting off the Chinese

I have a good eye for what ought to be there but isn’t. Don’t congratuate me; it’s a natural talent. I am retired so, I usually spend hours listening to the radio, reading newspapers and, watching television and, (Oops) on … Continue reading

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