Quote of the Day

“Investigate. Read. Write. Listen. Speak. Think. Be wary of those who disparage the investigators, the readers, the writers, the listeners, the speakers and the thinkers. Be suspicious of those who confuse reality with reality TV, and those who repeat falsehoods while insisting, against all evidence, that they are true. To defend freedom, demand fact.”

— The [Los Angeles] Times Editorial Board (From “Why Trump Lies”)

Facepalm of the Day

“In a legal filing submitted last week, the Education Department suggested that borrowers could not rely on the program’s administrator to say accurately whether they qualify for debt forgiveness. The thousands of approval letters that have been sent by the administrator, FedLoan Servicing, are not binding and can be rescinded at any time, the agency said.”

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Approval Letters May Be Invalid, Education Dept. Says

#TryPod — My playlist of Podcasts

Podcasts I listen to (in no specific order):

Freakonomics Radio
Hidden Brain
Katie Couric
Pod Save the World
Pod Save America
Radiolab Presents: More Perfect
Science Friday
TED Radio Hour
Left, Right & Center
NPR Politics Podcast
ProPublica Podcast
Reply All
This American Life
With Friends Like These

And a few other artist podcasts.


Regulation Saves Lives

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now, and I’ll say it till I convince everyone in America:

Regulations save lives. We can debate overregulation till we’re blue in the face, but realize that slackening regulations simply means more people will die. Since people will always die, no matter how much regulations are in place, the goal of government is to walk the fine line between putting human lives ahead corporate profits and allowing people to succeed in business. It’s not glamorous, it’s not fun, but someone has to do it.

When inspectors swoop in, hospital staff save more lives

Quote of the Day

“Primitive societies live by the Rule of Might, and the strong prevail.

Advanced societies live by the Rule of Law, and the privileged prevail.

Enlightened societies live by the Rule of Love, and everyone is lifted higher.”

— http://www.tut.com