When religion becomes politicized it is likely to be polluted and corrupted; the fact the separation of church and state in the United States is compromised in practice – albeit not in Constitutional theory – is a tragedy

August 14, 2017

Source: Evangelicals, Trump and the politics of redemption | Religion News Service An American evangelical says ‘enough is enough’: ‘The evangelical Christian movement in America is being compromised and discredited by the way prominent leaders have associated themselves with, first, the Donald J. Trump campaign and now, the Trump presidency. If this is allowed to […]

via Evangelicals, Trump and the politics of redemption | Religion News Service — Persona


A Decent Human Being

August 12, 2017

This morning Matthew Cobb sent me a tweet that reminded me of this story—a story I’d known about but never mentioned. It’s about Nicholas Winton—now Sir Nicholas Winton—a British stockbroker who, on a visit to Czechoslovakia in 1938, managed to launch a rescue operation that ultimately saved 669 children, most of them Jewish, from the Holocaust. […]

via Nicholas Winton: the man who saved 669 children from the Holocaust — Why Evolution Is True

Dave Rubin and Richard Dawkins at the 92nd street Y — Why Evolution Is True

August 9, 2017

Reader Michael called my attention to this 52-minute video of Richard Dawkins and Dave Rubin conversing at the famous 92nd Street YMCA in New York City. I’ve watched only 30 minutes over lunch, but it covers a lot of topics: his deplatforming by the Berkeley Radio station, censorship and deplatforming in general, Richard’s new essay […]

via Dave Rubin and Richard Dawkins at the 92nd street Y — Why Evolution Is True

ECN 111A: Notes for Section VIII of Course, The Lead-up to the Civil War and the Civil War

July 25, 2017

Notes for Section VIII of Economics 111A

Notes on the Pendulum Swing in American Presidential Elections

Battle Hymn of the Republic & Lincoln Second Inagural ECON 327

Lincoln Gettysburg Address

Lincoln versus Jackson on Rights and Democracy

ECN 111A: Memorandum for Final Examination

July 24, 2017

Memorandum for the Final Examination in ECN 111 A Summer 2017

Communism is State Capitalism

July 22, 2017

View the pair of words – Capitalism, Communism – in Google Books N-gram Viewer. Choose the dates 1800 for the beginning, 2008 for the endpoint.

ECN 111A: What is Capitalism

July 22, 2017

What is Capitalism.doc

Distrust of Merchants in Classical Axial Religions

A Second Axial Age Rejects the First Axial Age 2013 A



ECN 111A: Notes on the Economics of Slavery (Section VII of Course)

July 19, 2017

Notes for Section VII of ECN 111 A

Notes on the Efficiency of Slavery System

ECN 111 A: The American System of Manufactures and the Mechanization of Agriculture

July 17, 2017

ECN I I I A Section VI The American System of Manufactures

Notes for Section VI of ECN 111A American System of Manufactures


The American System of Manufactures Paper 2010 A

ECN 111A: Memorandum for the Second Midterm Examination

July 14, 2017

Memorandum for the Second Midterm Examination in ECN 111A