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A legal anomaly

Note: This is my first blog post in a series on “Lockean takings.” In his 1985 book Takings, Richard A. Epstein’s landmark work on takings law (the cover of which is pictured below), Epstein (1985, p. 31) identifies four fundamental … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise: the establishment lied to us again

Originally posted on prior probability:
Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest and reflection, so let’s reflect on this: media bias and social media censorship. Remember when journalists propaganda agents at Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post reported that the…

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PSA: It’s time to end the tyranny of outdoor mask mandates

See here, here, and here. I will tackle the tyranny of lockdowns with zero compensation next.

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Criminal data fraud

Alternative title: Man bites dog! Why isn’t data fraud a crime? In a working paper I wrote in 2019, I proposed charging researchers who fabricate data with wire fraud. Here is an excerpt from my 2019 paper (edited by me … Continue reading

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Music Monday (“Dame un beso”)

My wife, youngest daughter, and I have been watching the new Selena series on Netflix, and in honor of Selena Quintanilla and her family, this week’s Music Monday features a live recording of her first big hit “Dame un beso.” … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise: the establishment lied to us again

Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest and reflection, so let’s reflect on this: media bias and social media censorship. Remember when journalists propaganda agents at Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post reported that the Russian military was paying bounties … Continue reading

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Good riddance

We heard the latest news from Havana, Cuba: “Raul Castro confirmed Friday he is stepping down as the head of the Communist Party of Cuba, the most powerful position on the island.” As far as I am concerned, however, he … Continue reading

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Lockean Takings

Alternative Title: No Lockdowns without Just Compensation! You may remember the case of Shelley Luther, the Dallas beauty salon owner who was thrown in jail for defying a bogus court order shutting down her business during the pandemic. But have … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

Via Brian Leiter (see here), I just found out that philosopher Ed Gettier has died. (He died on March 23 of this year; here is a short bio.) Professor Gettier’s greatest contribution to philosophy was this three-page paper, published in … Continue reading

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What could go wrong? (Installment #1)

Following up on my “Music Monday” and “Twitter Tuesday” blog posts, I have also decided to begin a new series of blog posts on Wednesdays under the general heading “What could go wrong?” Generally speaking, whenever we try to improve … Continue reading

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