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Controversy after OCON 2016
I got back from an awesome OCON filled with guitar-cello duets , talent-show selfies , an awesome fireworks show , and oh, right, some interesting talks about Objectivism as applied to art, childhood education, and foreign policy. It was my second time goin...

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The sad state of free speech in college
I just saw some videos of the shameful assault on free speech at CSULA by students, faculty, and the president of the university. A speaker named Ben Shapiro was set to give a talk called "When Diversity Becomes a Problem" and had received permission and a ...

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Letter to the city government
So I just found out that, despite promising to end the program this month, the Mountain View city government has decided to extend its stupid food scraps collection pilot "indefinitely." This program cut garbage pickup services in half to once every other w...

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It finally launched! I've been working on this for a few months now and it's great to see it finally released. Obviously, this was the result of a ton of people doing awesome work, and it was my first big project on Google Express. I wrote the code to get shipping labels from FedEx. I knew I had been looking at FedEx labels for too long when I glanced at a package at a friend's house, saw the vague shape of it, and thought "that looks like a FedEx label."

I have the first test label we printed and shipped framed on my desk. Congrats to everyone who helped make this happen!

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A couple of great cartoons by Bosch Fawstin and the totally lackluster media reactions. Even Fox News refused to show his winning cartoon while talking about the assault on the art show in Texas.

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Turn McOn 6/2/2015

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Response to a bunch of nonsense
This was originally going to be a Facebook comment in response to this article , but ended up being much, much longer. Wow, that is a hot pile of nonsense, but in a way that is illuminating. It's interesting in how it approaches some standard topics, and I ...

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The Parable of the Fish Capitalist. An illustration of why Piketty is wrong.

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Cost $75 and took a few weeks, but it finally arrived!
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The (pay walled) fascinating history of the Standard Oil company. It illustrates the brilliance of Rockefeller and the injustice of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Many of the corporate governance innovations we take for granted these days, such as vertical integration or corporate R&D labs, were invented by Rockefeller.

https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2008-summer/standard-oil-company/
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