James Lindgren (Northwestern): What Drives Views on Government Redistribution and Anti-Capitalism: Envy or a Desire for Social Dominance? Jeffrey Rogers Hummel (SJSU): Ben Bernanke versus Milton Friedman: The Federal Reserve’s Emergence as the U.S. Economy’s Central Planner. In 1967, Stanley Ann Dunham took her 6-year-old son, Barry, on an adventure, transplanting him to Indonesia — she did not know just how much it would change her life, and his. Priorities in the Land of the Free: What is our political class focused on, and to what are law enforcement resources being devoted? The man who predicted the tsunami: After studying ancient rocks, Japanese geologist Masanobu Shishikura warned that a disaster was imminent — to no avail. How many gay, lesbian and bisexual people are there in the US? A reliable tally of gay population proves elusive (and more). When editors of the philosophy journal Synthese appended a statement to a guest-edited issue apologizing for some of its contents, the move brought a call for a boycott. Praise the Lord and pass the critical theory: An interview with Praba Pilar of the Church of Nano Bio Info Cogno. Roe v. Wade: Is it still the law of the land? Apart from being dead, Art and Science are strong in web cartography. There could be snakes in here: An interview with John Emerson, ex-doctor, ex-Zizka, ex-oaf, ex-wimp, ex-troll. TPM on how Republican governors quietly accept federal dollars — while attacking federal spending. An interview with Neil Strauss, famed pickup artist and author. Chaos promotes prejudice: A disorderly environment makes people more inclined to put others in boxes. A review of Protectors of Privacy: Regulating Personal Data in the Global Economy by Abraham L. Newman. The Great Books Foundation now has a blog.