We know nothing because we read newspapers

Here are some articles to remember when reading the mainstream media's frequent self-congratulations, their mourning as they lose influence, and disparagement of new media reporting. "The Vitality of Mythical Numbers", Max Singer, Public Interest, Spring, 1971 "The (Continued) Vitality of Mythical Numbers", Peter Reuter,Public Interest, Spring 1984 "The (Ongoing) Vitality of Mythical Numbers - Does ID … Continue reading We know nothing because we read newspapers

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Reading Recommendations – about our infrastructure

Important and interesting articles and reports published recently about America's infrastructure. "High Speed Rail Proposals Map", Matthew Yglesias, ThinkProgress, 21 April 2009 -- Cost be dammed thinking from a young leftist journalist. "Infrastructure Madness", Jack Shafer, Slate, 21 April 2009 -- "Don't believe everything you read about the failing bridges and antiquated waterworks." “The 2009 Report Card … Continue reading Reading Recommendations – about our infrastructure

Confirmation in the news of things you already read on the FM site

Usually these weekend posts examine unexpected ways in which the world is changing.  Here we do the opposite, matching current news with past posts from this site. "Stimulus Thinking, and Nuance", New York Times, 1 April 2009 -- About Hitler's economic policies, one of the keys to his success. "The Water-War Myth", Jack Shafer, Slate, … Continue reading Confirmation in the news of things you already read on the FM site