Author: Erik Loomis

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Medicare for All

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On September 1, 2017
It’s looking pretty likely that Medicare for All is going to be on the 2020 Democratic platform. Kamala Harris is now co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ bill for such a action. This is obviously a move by someone looking to be competitive for the nomination appealing to leftist voters and move a politically popular alternative to the […]
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Driverless Cars and Sprawl

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On August 31, 2017
I have a lot of issues with driverless cars, primarily that they are being developed to throw millions of people out of work. With driving pretty much the last decently paid working class job that employs huge numbers of Americans, these cars may have a social benefit, but they also come with a huge economic […]

Rents

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On August 31, 2017

I’m a long-term renter, largely for reasons out of my control, which is the vagaries of academia, including having a spouse who lives several hundred miles away. I would like to buy at some poin

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This is the grave of John Hay. Hay was born in 1838 in Salem, Indiana and grew up in Illinois. He entered Brown University in 1855 and graduated with a Master’s degree in 1858 after starring there and entering Providence’s literary scene. He moved back to Illinois though so he could study law. It was […]

Pivoting

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On August 29, 2017

I love that the elite can never fail or be held accountable anymore because they can just announce they are “pivoting” to a new position and everyone will take them seriously. It is indeed

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