I really do wonder if our society's legal structure is untenable. There comes a point when there are so many laws that people are forced to ignore or disobey that people must begin to disparage the law more generally. We are certainly there in some people's minds – how long until contempt for the legal system undermines our ability to function as a society?
I broke the law yesterday and again today and I will probably break the law tomorrow. Don’t mistake me, I have done nothing wrong. I don’t even know what laws I have broken. Nevertheless, I am reasonably confident that I
This should not surprise me, but it does.
The football coaches at Army, Navy and Air Force. Here is more (mostly on other topics), hat tip to @jtlevy. Here are some comparable answers for state government employees.
The closing anecdote is chilling.
In a book called Three Felonies A Day, Boston civil rights lawyer Harvey Silverglate says that everyone in the US commits felonies
How interesting. Whether this study is valid or not (I have not examined their methodology/data), I think the approach has merit.
The structure of the social network among characters in Homer’s Odyssey indicates the story is at least partially based on actual
I wonder if this is true of other disciplines as well. How interesting.
John P. Conley and Ali Sina Onder write (pdf): We study the research productivity of new graduates of top Ph.D. programs in economics. We find that class rank is as important as departmental rank as predictors of future research productivity.
This is a very interesting read, especially because most people who talk about internet porn are either absolutely convinced that it is addictive or are adamantly insisting that it is not.
Addiction isn’t a term to be thrown around lightly. But some argue that it’s possible to become neurologically dependent on porn.
This is the sort of stuff I hear from students at Stanford. Interesting.
When a Christian foundation interviewed college nonbelievers about how and why they left religion, surprising themes emerged.