Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

West Coast Hillbillies

    Also posted on Notes on Liberty A long time ago, after moving from San Francisco, I bought a beautiful Labrador puppy from a woman named Brigid Blodgett, in the hills above Santa Cruz California. (I think she won’t … Continue reading

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Government Wisdom and Collectivism Revisited

This is a political science essay about public toilets. Family obligations as well as my inclination cause me to spend four hours each weekday afternoon on a well known Santa Cruz beach. It’s Cowell Beach about which I wrote about … Continue reading

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Irrationality, Self-indulgence, Childishness, Bizarre Beliefs, and Innovation: From the Belly of the Beast

I have lived for many years the People’s Socialist Green Republic of Santa Cruz in California, right in the Belly of the Beast. That’s not its real name actually, just the name it deserves. It’s a university town of about … Continue reading

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La France et Apple

Les réserves financières de la France: 30 milliards de dollars de la Russie: 400 milliards de dollars d’Apple: 159 milliards de dollars. J’ai enseigné pendant vingt-cinq ans au beau milieu de Silicon Valley. J’y ai gardé des copains, bien sur. … Continue reading

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Racial Profiling at its Best

Here is a story and a sociological essay all rolled into one. My son the recent college graduate only thinks about cooking. I encourage his inclination, of course. Compulsion does not work. Most people do well only what they like … Continue reading

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Possession two (or too)

Part Two: No Place to Stay Update: In a previous blog (“The A.A President,” posted 10/7/09 ), I argued that President Obama’s current string of failures was not surprising because he had never accomplished much of anything in his life … Continue reading

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