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Miscellaneous Rambling

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Wow, the winter blues. If you're suffering from them, do a white man thing and think about the farmers markets that you can attend this spring. And why is it a white man thing? Because a couple of professors have declared farmers markets to be white man things . . . and declared them to be racist.

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There is simply no end to the idiocy of academia. "Of all ignorance, the ignorance of the educated is the most dangerous. Not only are educated people likely to have more influence, they are the last people to suspect that they don't know what they are talking about when they go outside their narrow fields." Thomas Sowell.

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Sowell was  is an amazing thinker. His thought spanned numerous disciplines, and he wrote for both the middle-brow and academia (I once heard an economist praise his Knowledge and Decisions so profusely, I went out and bought a copy (though, of course, I haven't read it). I'd be surprised if there's not a major biography in the works.

A graduate of Harvard back in the days when it really meant you accomplished something, child of North Carolina sharecroppers, author of 50 books. I would buy his autobiography, but I already have quotidian embarrassment at the amount of unread material on my plate already.