Bruce Momjian


Thoughts Camille Paglia on Hugh Hefner's Legacy

Monday, October 2, 2017

This insightful interview explores the intersection of feminism, sexuality, and dating.

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Government Why Entitlements Keep Growing, and Growing, and ...

Monday, September 11, 2017

This article, originally from the Wall Street Journal, explains how government entitlements grow larger over time, and only drastic action allows them to be trimmed. This article gives personal experience by a labeled "hater". If they keep this up, "hate" will no longer be considered a bad word.

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Thoughts Southern Poverty Law Center Gets Creative to Label 'Hate Groups'

Monday, September 11, 2017

Here is a great article about a non-profit that labels other non-profits with which it disagrees as hate groups. Maybe someone needs to label them as a hate group, or maybe we can all agree that labeling people and groups is counterproductive, and in some ways hateful itself.

Don't get me started on the condescending "The Hate Has No Home Here" lawn signs. Suffice it to say that if their goal is to alienate people, they are effective.

Update: Another article about the problems with mislabeling things we don't like. 2017-10-24

Update: video 2018-01-27

Update: A group I support is listed as a "hate" group. 2018-03-21

Update: This article puts it well, "After all, if everyone is a fascist then no one is a fascist.". 2018-03-21

Update: Some justice 2018-06-18

Update: More lawsuits? 2018-06-20

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Tech jobs As a Woman in Tech, I Realized: These Are Not My People

Friday, August 25, 2017

This interesting blog entry has a personal and empirical view on the Google diversity memo controversy and the author's firing (citations). This Slashdot discussion is also very interesting.

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Tips What You're Missing When You Work From Home

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This article explains the unrecognized costs of remote work.

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Tech jobs Think technology is disrupting the job market like never before? Think again.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Finally, a realistic article about the historic trends and current reality of technology replacing jobs.

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Government The Exhaustion of American Liberalism

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

This Wall Street Journal article argues that the mock moral authority that has driven liberalism for decades is on the wane.

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Government Obama Stayed Out of the Swamp, and That Hurt Him

Monday, January 30, 2017

This thoughtful blog entry by Megan McArdle is the best analysis yet of why the Democrats go so off track, as proven in the last election.

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Economics Some Blue-Collar Workers Probably Shouldn't Do Pink Jobs

Friday, January 6, 2017

This excellent blog by Megan McArdle does a deft job of explaining the employment challenges facing men (which I have covered previously).

First, she discusses the decline of male-dominated jobs and the rise in female-dominated "nurturing" fields. While she admits that men's and women's abilities have a normal distribution, there are clearly cases where the average woman's skills exceed the average man's, and visa versa. These average differences can't be dismissed as solely from socialization, e.g., rhesus monkeys. She then questions the future employment impact of these gender tendencies.

This is one of those "what we want vs. reality" cases — if you are going to analyze a problem, you have to address it realistically, not basing it on what you want reality to be.

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