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Forum: Diavlog comments 07-19-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
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Forum: Diavlog comments 07-18-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,620
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Re: Political Philosophy and Wilt Chamberlain (Matthew Yglesias & Julian Sanchez)

Christian Sandvig applies Nozick's argument about mobility, in an interesting way, to Internet video distribution, in his 2010 presentation at Berkman Center:...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-14-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,815
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Pass the Popcorn (Henry Farrell & Felix Salmon)

Two tools to integrate Google+ with other social media: Surplus http://bit.ly/lp44mD Extended Share: http://is.gd/KABBEH
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-14-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,815
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Pass the Popcorn (Henry Farrell & Felix Salmon)

Here's full text of amended complaint in Amalgamated Bank v. Murdoch, CA6285, Delaware Chancery http://bit.ly/n2yOhl, apparently the first US shareholder derivative suit connected to the News of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,209
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Values Added: A Moral Budget (Jim Wallis & Richard Land)

There is more information about the U.S. federal government's statistical processes in this recent symposium issue of The Annals of AAPSS: http://ann.sagepub.com/content/631/1.toc .
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,209
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Re: Values Added: A Moral Budget (Jim Wallis & Richard Land)

The latest EITC figures that I can find are here: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2011/tables/11s0490.pdf.

I disagree with your assertion about the validity of government statistics. Those...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-04-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,209
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Values Added: A Moral Budget (Jim Wallis & Richard Land)

Dr. Land repeatedly says that the U.S. economy is now in recession. He furnishes no evidence to support that assertion. In the U.S., whether the economy is in recession is determined by the National...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-04-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,209
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Values Added: A Moral Budget (Jim Wallis & Richard Land)

He has every reason to furnish support for his assertion. He's an Oxford Ph.D. who writes regularly on government budget matters. He wants national policy makers to heed his advice. He also has a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-04-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,209
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Values Added: A Moral Budget (Jim Wallis & Richard Land)

I hope Dr. Land posts the source of his assertion that federal government welfare payments to single mothers amount to $700 billion per year. Recent federal welfare spending is described in the U.S....
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-27-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,156
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Oligarchs, Plutocrats, and Prisoners (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

Thanks for this very interesting discussion. One point that I think should be mentioned is Dr. West's political affiliation. I believe Dr. West has been a leader of Democratic Socialists of America...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,571
Posted By R. Richards
Re: How to Run the World (Robert Wright & Parag Khanna)

And why does innovation in international development or international relations require abandonment of the rule of law? Isn't there ample evidence that the rule of law contributes in important ways...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,571
Posted By R. Richards
Re: How to Run the World (Robert Wright & Parag Khanna)

As I read the statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), that court is not authorized to sentence anyone to death: http://untreaty.un.org/cod/icc/statute/99_corr/7.htm . The maximum...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-05-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,557
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Science Saturday: Of All the Souls I Have Encountered (Robin Hanson & Brian Christian)

Thanks for this very interesting discussion. Of possible interest is Tim Hwang's new discussion of a recent, apparently successful Turing test on Twitter, involving bots: http://tinyurl.com/3btsuwt ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-26-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,097
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Rave On (Robert Wright & Ann Althouse)

Again, the "responsibility to protect," which is, I think, the international legal doctrine that is the real basis for US intervention in Libya, is summarized on pages 8-10 of this UN Secretary...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-20-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,216
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Libya (Heather Hurlburt & Michael Cohen)

I'm unpersuaded by President Obama's stated rationale for U.S. intervention in Libya: viz., that Libyan civil war might cause regional instability in Northern Africa, and that this might threaten...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-20-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,216
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Libya (Heather Hurlburt & Michael Cohen)

"R2P" means the responsibility to protect, which is the international legal doctrine that constitutes the basis for the UN Security Council resolution on Libya. This doctrine is summarized on pages...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-11-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,041
Posted By R. Richards
Re: The Week in Blog: Living the Dream (Bill Scher & Matt Lewis)

Thanks for a thoughtful discussion. Re: what constitutes "journalism," the ethics code of the Society of Professional Journalists (the professional association of U.S. journalists) directly addresses...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-09-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,293
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Two Faces in the Crowd (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Thank you for this very interesting discussion. Respecting your comments on Egypt and the U.S.'s response, Dr. Philip Howard has a new post at Huffington Post with recommending changes to the U.S....
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-30-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,407
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Auto-Tune Me (Christopher Beam & Julian Sanchez)

Re: this discussion of Internet memes, there is a large literature about this, that addresses the issues raised here: http://bit.ly/fbVWFv
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-30-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,407
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Auto-Tune Me (Christopher Beam & Julian Sanchez)

Thanks for a very interesting discussion. Respecting von Mises, there is a new podcast about his life and ideas, at EconTalk, with Peter Boettke & Russ Roberts: http://bit.ly/fz6n05
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Democracy and the Muslim World (Shadi Hamid & F. Gregory Gause)

Dr. Hamid kindly gave his permission to post his response to my question about the role of technology in democratization in nations with large Muslim populations...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Democracy and the Muslim World (Shadi Hamid & F. Gregory Gause)

Professsor Gause kindly gave his permission to post his response to my question about the role of technology in democratization in nations with large Muslim populations...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-17-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Democracy and the Muslim World (Shadi Hamid & F. Gregory Gause)

Thank you for this very interesting discussion. I'd be grateful to hear from the speakers their views on the argument about the role of information and communication technologies on democratization...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-09-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,729
Posted By R. Richards
Re: Counterterrorism in America (Heather Hurlburt & David Schanzer)

Thanks for an excellent discussion. I just noticed a new book that seems relevant to this discussion: Dr. Philip N. Howard, The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-14-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,682
Posted By R. Richards
Re: The Week in Blog: The Emergency Slide (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

Thanks for a very interesting discussion. Respecting the "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, there is a very helpful discussion of how U.S. federal courts have...
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