Archive for March, 2015

France Leads Again!

Friday, March 20th, 2015

France has log been a leader in finding and using alternatives to Carbon combustion, and also in legislating against potentially dangerous extraction schemes such as fracking. And now that solar technology has become cheap enough to make sense in many contexts, France appears ready to back it with legislation rather than bribes. But in the […]

Finland Understands Fairness in Punishment

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Finland, Home of the $103,000 Speeding Ticket — The Atlantic.The clearest case for this is in cases where there is a fine or jail time option. Why should the poor suffer loss of a much greater fraction of their entire lives than the rich for the same offence? But total assets should figure in as […]

How to Live Like a Stoic

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Massimo Pigliucci has a new blog about his experience of following a "stoic" philosophy. My goal in following Massimo is not to become a Stoic but just to get a better understanding of what it means, and in particular how the attribution to Stoics of faith in the Logos squares with the often expressed idea […]

Many Worlds Links

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

In case this OneTab shared tabs page doesn't last here is my local version of the links.