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Patricia Marino
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Flash Boys And Philosophy: Truth, Justice And The Nature Of Capitalism
Last week I read Michael Lewis's Flash Boys, you know, the book about High Frequency Trading. Like a lot of people I was struck by the way the narrative is all Good Guys versus Bad Guys and Truth, Justice, and the American Way.  I'm no expert on the stock m...
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Balance In The News Of The Future
Double Octuple Newspaper Press [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Save Lives With This One Easy Trick? Kochopolis March 31, 2034 Researchers at Mikewa State University have announced a breakthrough in curing the virulent and often fatal strain of Vole F...
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I Have A Problem With A Pleasant Day
Silvestro Lega, A Walk in the Garden, via Wikimedia Commons Yes: I have a problem with a pleasant day. My problem is not the well-known Future-Freak-Out problem -- that you can't enjoy a pleasant day today because you're too worried about what will happen t...
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To Assume Or Not To Assume?
It's old news that people say offensive, annoying, and insensitive things to one another when they're trying to ask simple questions. People of color get asked "where are you from? No, really, where are you from?" as if "Canada" can't be the real answer. Ga...
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Uncooked Thoughts On (Half) The Hunger Games
I'm just getting around to reading The Hunger Games . I know, I know what you're thinking: if you're going to read a book like that, why not read it when eight zillion other people are reading it? Why wait? I don't have an answer. All I can say is: I seemed...
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Signs Of The Times: True Secrets Of My Inbox, Revealed!
Dear Friend, We're putting on a thing and we would love you to join us! Our thing will be lame and sad if people don't come. Plus, we're under a lot of pressure from our funding agency/higher-ups/other to show how popular we are, and we can do this by havin...
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THIS JUST IN: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NOT SOLVING WORLD'S PROBLEMS
I don't know about you but I am sick unto death of people talking about how great science and technology are and how kids ought to all major in science disciplines and how if only the kids could all become engineers all the intractable problems of modern yo...
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I Have An Anger And Negativity Dilemma, And Maybe You Do Too
The Governess, by Emily Mary Osborn (1834 - 1925) (British) (Artist, Details of artist on Google Art Project) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I don't know how you feel, but I am sick unto death of people and their constant anger and ...
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How Modern Capitalism Perverts The Moral Law, Or, "Can Implies Ought?"
Dividend Day at the Bank of England, By George Elgar Hicks, via Wikimedia Commons It seems like every morning you wake up and read about some new sinister, awful, or just plain stupid thing happening in the worlds of employment, business, and finance. Why s...
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Patricia Takes The Bus
Why, yes, I do! I do take the bus! Thanks for asking! I take the bus a lot. I take a commuter bus back and forth to work. I take city buses around town wherever I am. I take the occasional long bus trip. At home in Toronto, I also take the subway -- but thi...
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I'm a philosophy professor at the University of Waterloo.  Check out my webpage here. I write occasional philosophical reflections on modern life at thekramerisnow.blogspot.com
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