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Jane Jacobs

Here is Jane Jacobs expert Sanford Ikeda who happens to be editing a special themed issue on her for C+T Jane JacobsSanford IkedaSpontaneous orderurban planning

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Dear CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, Good Morning America, the Today Show and whatever other news organizations professing to employ people who refer to themselves as Journalists

Open letter from Baton Rouge resident Heather Cross . . . while Louisiana drowns, regressives (and some cucks) continue to wank over (“fiddle while Rome burns”) divisive identity politics and Trump. I think you people are stone cold silent about this flood, because really, there’s no agenda to push. There’s no side to take. cultureLouisianamediaregressive leftsituated cognitionSpontaneous order

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Complexity and Stupidity

Catching up on Sam Harris’ podcasts — this one is of particular interest. Sam’s guest, David Krakauer, I recall from taking the debut Santa Fe Institute freebie course a few years back run by the excellent Melanie Mitchell. Do check out the SFI’s free programmes, notably SFI’s Complexity Explorer: it beats many a fee-paying university course. In any event, if you…

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Deirdre McCloskey and Don Boudreaux on ‘Bourgeois Equality’

I’m a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not ‘conservative’! I’m a Christian libertarian. That description would flummox the regressives’ crude social ontology and their perversely illiberal hierarchy of victimhood. Anyway, it’s well-worth listening to the very kind and deeply talented Deirdre McCloskey whom I had the good fortune to meet in…

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Adam Smith: Pillar of Liberalism

Died on this day 226 years ago — check out Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith for a collection of specially commissioned chapters from philosophers, economists, and political scientists, focusing on Adam Smith’s two main works Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations with a view to bringing Smith to a mainstream…