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The state of California [Part 2]

By | April 18, 2014

In Part 1 of this post, I detailed three areas of concern in the current public space that is California today. Here, I’d like to suggest two other major sets of problems, and then draw some implication for the nation as a whole.

The almost complete failure of the Brown administration to do anything meaningful about the rapid growth of the “prison-industrial complex”.

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Discrimination, representation, and ecological fallacies

By | February 6, 2014

​Back in November 2013, Alice Marwick published an article in Wired Online entitled “Silicon Valley Isn’t a Meritocracy. And It’s Dangerous to Hero-Worship Entrepreneurs”. In it, she basically claimed that women and minorities were being systematically cut out of the Silicon Valley elite by assorted Powers That Be. It’s an interesting article, and as might be suspected,

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On rediscovering wheels

By | November 6, 2013

In the latest entry in the “your federal government at work” sweepstakes, the US Commerce Department has just issued a fine new report entitled “The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University: Higher Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Focus.” As a result of extensive interviews

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