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Architects and the “Vision” Thing

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Wired, architects Vishaan Chakrabarti and Gregg Pasquarelli discuss how they would improve New York City: I agree with a couple of their suggestions: more crosstown connections (particularly a crosstown subway) would be nice and fewer cars would be appreciated … Continue reading

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The Black Swan and the Expert Problem

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Dear Sir Barken Hyena, For me, The Black Swan was a primer on skeptical empiricism. It gives the reader the intellectual tools to question and doubt experts. As you said, technocratic solutions have wreaked incredible havoc over the … Continue reading

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