Day: April 8, 2011

LER podcast

I was interviewed by Blake and Lesley on Local Edge Radio. We talked about how Robin Hood was not a Republican, labor arbitrage, corporate citizenship and much more. Enjoy.

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Another cause for the Civil War

I have read lots of explanations about the start of the Civil War. The census may be the most unique. From the New York Times: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing; a lot of it can be deadly. Such was the case on the eve of the Civil War. Among all the events that touched off the great conflict — John Brown’s raid in 1859, Abraham Lincoln’s presidential victory in 1860 — there is one that has been strangely ignored by most historians. True, it was less dramatic than the others. It occurred when enumerators traveled from door to door

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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