Blackstone's Ratio

Blackstone’s Ratio

    Blackstone’s Ratio “Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” – William Blackstone Blackstone was an 18th century British lawyer, judge, and member of parliament. He was conservative both politically and morally, seeing morals and the law as set down by god. “No human laws,” […]

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Dr. Brian May on Society

Dr. Brian May on Society

Dr. Brian May on Society “I’m outraged that the country is so riddled with privilege, corruption, and inequality. To me, this is not being a decent society. This is not a big society. This is a selfish society ruled by people who have enough power to keep them in power. […]

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Adjuncts

Academia’s Underclass

Academia’s underclass is real, and I am not referring to freshmen and sophomores. Of course, it has to be a foreign publication that carries this story because the American corporate media will not talk about this issue. Please take a quick read and return: Facing poverty, academics turn to sex […]

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George Bernard Shaw On Censorship

George Bernard Shaw On Censorship “All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.” – George Bernard Shaw

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huffpo censorship

Story About Spotify Censored?

Was a story about Spotify censored by online tabloid HuffPost? The article was an expose of a closed-door meeting between artists’ rights activist Blake Morgan of I Respect Music and executives of Spotify, the music corporation. Morgan is a regular contributor to HuffPost, and he published there an account of […]

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Look Fear in the Face

look fear in the face – Eleanor Roosevelt from You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life Eleanor Roosevelt is underappreciated as a person of wisdom. Her book, You Learn by Living is well worth reading. It embraces and illustrates one of my favorite ideas–that essential to […]

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