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In a modern, post-industrial economy better suited to women, many are wondering if men have been permanently left behind

Engaging with the Police When Openly Carrying a Firearm

Poverty has no causes

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by Sandy Ikeda

There are a couple of discussions of poverty going on right now, here and on the “Austrianecon” list-serve, which gives me a convenient opening for the following.

I’ve been re-reading Jane Jacobs’s second book, The Economy of Cities (1969), while working on a short piece for a Festschrift in her honor.  FYI I’m writing about the virtue of inefficient cities, paying close attention to the chapter 3, “The valuable inefficiencies and impracticalities of cities.”  Although less known and influential than her first book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), EC is devoted to developing her economic ideas and is full of great insights, such as the following from that chapter:

To seek ‘causes’ of poverty…is an intellectual dead end because poverty has no causes.  Only prosperity has causes.  Analogically, heat is a result of active processes; it has causes.  But cold is not the…

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The Left’s War on Science

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Many in the media say there’s a conservative war on science. John Stossel asks is this true? No, says John Tierney, Contributing Editor at the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal. Tierney says the real war on science is the one from the left.

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Apparently, sexism is just worse than ever

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Erotic Capital (Catherine Hakim, Jacob Burda)

Read somewhere else that New York City taxi medallions are worthless

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