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Bryan College Biology Professors Must Sign Contract Refuting Evolution

Above the scientific method, too From the NYT: Christian College Faces Uproar After Bolstering Its View on Evolution Want to be a biology professor at Bryan College? First you have to sign a contract stating: “The origin of man was by … Continue reading

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Examining NCAA Labor Cartel Propaganda

Patrick T. Harker, President of the University of Delaware and NCAA propagandist (More on the NCAA labor cartel here) Recently the National Labor Relations Board (be sure to download their smartphone app – if you can think of a reason why … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Weighs In On The NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel

More on the NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel here. Part 1: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook   Part 2: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show … Continue reading

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How To Win An $18,000 Bonus For “Exceptional Athletic Achievements” Without Suiting Up

In my next event, I’ll be putting my coach in a headlock until he gives me rent money (See previous posts about the financial exploitation of college athletes here, here, and here.) Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber won the NCAA … Continue reading

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Underpaying A Kansas College Basketball Player By $50,000 Per Month

From The Atlantic: If We Paid NCAA Basketball Players What They’re Really Worth, This Is What They’d Earn (Previous posts on the NCAA labor monopsony here and here.) Professor David Berri, who appears to specialize in these sorts of analyses, quantifies the … Continue reading

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Science Deniers Are Freaking Out About “Cosmos”

There’s plenty of room here physically, but not logically, for science deniers From Mother Jones:  Science Deniers Are Freaking Out About “Cosmos” From Jonathan Rauch’s Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought , I learned there are many possible algorithms for … Continue reading

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Parisian Taxi Wars

Expect a lot of walking From The Economist:  Taxi wars Apparently the Gentleman Economist isn’t the only one bemoaning the miseries of finding a taxi in Paris.  It may be the City of Light, but it’s not from the headlights … Continue reading

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If the Catholic Church Did Not Exist, We Would Not Invent It

From a house of worship, a house to worship (Matt Rainey for the NYT) From the NYT: A Church So Poor It Has to Close Schools, Yet So Rich It Can Build a Palace The archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, John … Continue reading

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The Usual Monopolist Defenses Against Innovation

 Horse-drawn carriages once needed protection, too From The Atlantic Cities:  Taxi Drivers Miffed Over Uber and Lyft Just Sued the City of Chicago A group of Chicago taxi drivers and owners has sued the City of Chicago in federal court, … Continue reading

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The Tech World Routes Around Another Hated Monopoly

Now there’s another option (Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images, from SFGate) From the SFGate: App-based ride services lure drivers from S.F. cab companies It’s another example of the tech world routing around a hated monopoly.  For decades, San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation … Continue reading

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