Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Unpublished 1970-1971 article: Behind Every Policeman, A Fair Witness

I have just scanned and posted on my website a 2100 word article I wrote during my 1970-1971 sabbatical at the Harvard Law School.  National Review wouldn't use it, and it was never published.  It seems to have great relevance given the mess resulting from the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.  The parents of the man killed today asked people to: "Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera."   If you read my article you will see why I think this is a great idea.

See the article here.  

It is also available under the Fundamental Concepts Papers link.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

1984 paper "Beyond Capitalism and Communism" now available

I have now posted the paper I wrote to deliver as the keynote address to a conference in Boston sponsored by CARP,  the Collegiate Alliance For the Research of Principles in April of 1984:  Beyond Capitalism and Communism,  on my website.  It is available under Fundamental Concepts Papers. 

This paper first introduced some of the concepts which are the central focus of my  recently published Kindle book:  The Metaconstitutional Manifesto:  A Bourgeois Vision of the Classless Society.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My interview about top-two primary elections on Michigan Public Radio

After my op-ed piece advocating top-two primary elections ran in the Adrian Daily Telegram,  I was contacted by Michigan Public Radio and interviewed about it.  You can listen to the interview here.

Important 1973 concepts paper now available at my website

I have just posted my 1973 paper,  "The Carrot and The Stick,"  on my website.    It shows the development of my analysis of human associations as of 1972,  when I wrote the paper.  The table of associations presented was inadequate,  so before my 1981 college textbook came out I added a third type of associations on the horizontal axis and rearranged that axis (to make it jibe with my analysis of satisfaction in terms of which I distinguish sanctions and inducements).  But I still think the paper, which was published in the Michigan Academician in 1973,  does a decent job of explaining a lot of my basic concepts.

I have also posted several other things that I wrote in the early 1970s that illustrate my groping for concepts with which to systematically think about associations.  

All of these writings are on the Fundamental Concepts page.