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College Economics Professor; Economic refugee from Ohio; democrat with both small and large d; Radical egalitarian; Proud father and grandfather; married to same wonderful woman for 30 years and counting. Big fan of Bruce Springsteen!

Home Page: http://lifeuniverseandeverything-drjohnb.blogspot.com/

Diaries published: 35 (123 days since last diary on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 12:02 PM PST)

Comments posted: 615 (35 days since last comment on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 02:20 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 204

Total Comment Ratings: 893

Most Recommended Diary: The Decline and Fall, 57 comments, 69 recommends

People Following DrJohnB: 1

DrJohnB's Most Recent Diaries:

I'm creeping towards retirement and fortunate enough to be in a position to do so in relative comfort in a few more years. As a part of the process of gearing up, my wife and I had some work done ...
by DrJohnB
Comment Count 57 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 12:02 PM PST with 69 Recommends
Like many cities in Georgia and throughout the country, Statesboro, Georgia held municipal elections last month. And, as is the case for many multi-candidate elections throughout the South, no ...
by DrJohnB
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:10 PM PST with 7 Recommends
This is just to note an article in Ars Technica about the recent government takedown of Silk Road, a website devoted to letting individuals buy and sell anything. The site had gained substantial ...
by DrJohnB
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 12:14 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
As a progressive activist I find myself in a curious position. On one hand, as a progressive I am deeply committed to the values and programs of equality and inclusion that are at the heart of ...
by DrJohnB
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon May 20, 2013 at 02:10 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
The Trolley Problem poses a classical ethical issue, under what circumstances is it permissable to inflict harm on an individual for the "greater good?" In the original form of the problem a ...
by DrJohnB
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:57 PM PST with 3 Recommends
As a transplanted Ohioan, one of the difficulties I have is dealing with the transparently corrupt and buffoonish behavior of many elected officials in Georgia. Not that corruption is unheard of, ...
by DrJohnB
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 03:03 PM PST with 6 Recommends

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