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Chicago/Princeton/Harvard Economics Smart (Professor Edward Glaeser), but with an Unfortunately Large Blind Spot

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A recent comment on this post (not actually on the main subject matter, but nevertheless…) got me looking at it again.  Now I have a temporary problem, called one post, and 16,000 words.

About a year and a half ago (as of this 2014 update), in October, 2012, I wrote:

From Oxford to Harvard, to D.C. — Healing, Fueling, Feeding (and Vaccinating) the World

I’ve become more and more interested in corporate influence on government agencies, such as HHS and HUD (and DOJ) after coming to better understand the court system, and the nonprofit factors.  You can only look at things for so long before the lights start to go on, with or without university exposure and indoctrination in how to.  The difference between doing this individually and the university experience is, obviously, connections, associations, and the dynamic of group momentum which comes from simply rubbing shoulders with leadership.

On the other hand, we now have a problem where leadereship isn’t very interested in rubbing shoulders with followers.  I’m wondering at what point did the concept of participatory and representative government take an exit stage-left?  That answer may be never found precisely — but I WILL say it was many decades ago and that it was, sheds light on whether we should lock-step (with occasional and periodic “Disruptive innovations”) continue marching towards the future unaware of whether its values systems are leading away from or towards things, historically, we are supposed to consider unethical and bad:  Slavery, #1, and Genocide, #2.


Essentially I am talking back to the habit of hero worship of capitalist adventures (such as cities represent) and the Harvard Global Model of Governance (Harvard has of course Oxford Connections, and both institutions tend to mirror each others practices, as well as share professors and personnel). I also have a lot to say bout the concept of “Innovations” when it displays itself in innovative justice programs whose backers just happen to be some of THE major foundations influencing American government today. I want people to consider (REconsider) just how DID the federal government become so powerful, and at what point did we consent to becoming its resource, and not it, individual state’s servant, with citizens/residents of those states being able to actually deal with their state-jurisdiction political leaders and expect to be heard past the many public/private innovation, real estate development, court-transformation, and elite university think-tank models of ….how the world should be?

At any rate, this got out of hand, turning a July 2013 post into a March 2014 monstrosity which, however, does have the material for a new post along my current lines of understanding.


I haven’t had success at turning published posts back into “Draft” so (embarrassing as it is), this is now a post in transition, whose middle needs to be extracted and turned into a new post.  However, if you’re still up for it, the material is good, and good to know about.

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Wacko in Wisconsin — and no, I’m NOT talking about the Parents/Litigants (published 9/15/2010, updated 7/21/2017)

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Nowadays (posts published = about 715 as of summer 2017), this is how I identify posts:

Post title: Wacko in Wisconsin — and no, I’m NOT talking about the Parents/Litigants (with wordpress-generated, case-sensitive shortlink ending “-z8”) (published 9/15/2010, format cleanup/standardization / check previous links, 7/21/2017)


Types of updates:  When you see quotes within solid borders (boxed), quotes with different background colors, the borders on the post itself, or comments with dates signed:  “…//LGH  2017 (LGH= “Let’s Get Honest,” i.e., me).  Also the added section in light-green showing several images for some of the links (I didn’t do screenprints, let alone annotated screenprints in 2010.  In general, I’m trying to better distinguish actual quotes from my commentary on them, through formatting.  Wordpress doesn’t naturally enable this, so each time you see it, I’m plowing through html “gibberish” for the specific codes, and tweaking them by “div” or “blockquote” or “span” or “Table.”  This takes considerable time… For image display, the “WYSIWYG” (What You See is What You Get” function is imperfect, so there’s a lot of back and forth (edit, preview, adjust, preview again, etc.) on the layout.  

There may be a more efficient way to do all this, but until then, and still being basically a self-taught amateur for blogging technology, and more to the point, still just one person (focused more on content than format), that’s how it works.)… I spent some time on this post also checking for and, where possible, replacing broken links. ….. some quotation / commentary notations towards the bottom are “best guess” where I no longer had valid links.

Why bother updating older posts? — Well, the other part of this one just got five more comments, so that’s why.  The other reason is the types of people that are visiting the post, based on (html-based visitor ID software) some of the organization names.  In 2016 and 2017 I’ve been hard-hitting at higher levels of organized networks (nonprofit and governmental as coordinated) on on following the money, and showing how to, also giving people again, permission to question any or all of the “experts” in any category, but with the platform and basis for doing so being objective, and on “operations” level.  So, although they aren’t commenting much, visitors show up from various universities (incl. Harvard), or levels of government (esp. from California, where I live and on which blogs tend to focus), and overseas (London School of Economics at least a few times, Legislative Offices, President’s Offices at UC, and so forth).  Sometimes these visitors seem to match what was being posted, sometimes, not.

And other times, I have to admit, it’s just to avoid humiliation in retrospect at the formatting/condition of the earlier posting.

There was a “Part 2” on this theme published 10/1/2010:

Post title (with with wordpress-generated, case-sensitive shortlink ending “-z5”) Wacko Wisconsin – Pt. 2, the Walkers — (piecemeal post, published 10/01/2010) (format cleanup to accommodate recent comments 7/21/2017)

Picking up the narrative at Oct. 1, 2010…

I dare you to make some sense of this one: Actually, by now, there are about 4 cases below: Walkers (they squeaked in, in my intro), Archibalds, Stearns (thrown in for illustration), Katz, and that one’s a doozie. ALL of them are…What’s UP in Wisconsin?

Among the “parents” involved are <>the “Bodway” family who managed to get a daughter away from a mother after divorce, being nonrelatives; <>a mother who is caught, and on probation and medication for stealing her own daughters (and drugs and a gun involved– the drugs were antidepressants for her, and the gun, not fired, was for her safety, she said), and I’m going to presume that PROBABLY <>that prominent WI D.A. who was prosecuting a DV case and trying to make it (sexting was involved) with a woman half his age, while prosecuting her boyfriend for attempting to strangle her while still married (but divorcing) probably was a parent too.

SO . .

If you still think life as normal exists somewhere within our courts, then this blogger (who I suspect is the woman in question) will sound like a nutcase. And it’s easy to discredit someone whose allegations sound like a nutcase –unless one has spent some time looking up the court dockets, which I did here.

THE WALKER CASE IS A WALKING CASE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST– PARTIAL:, here.

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