Sep 7Liked by John Washington


Thank you for all your excellent reporting on the horrific conditions in the Pima County jail. It must have been very hard to witness. What you shared by Juan Marias resonated with me in the ground-truthing that we do on environmental and wildlife injustices. I will be chewing on these insights from Marias for awhile:)

Not sure how this fits in but I felt compelled to share it with you, started reading Thoreau's last manuscript, Faith in a Seed and was struck by this observation by Thoreau:

"A man receives only what he is ready to receive, whether physically or intellectually or morally... We hear and apprehend only what we already half know...Every man tracks himself through life, in all his hearing and reading and observation and traveling. His observations make a chain. The phenomenon or fact that can not in any wise be linked with the rest which he has observed, he does not observe."

Keep up all your excellent work! Wish your book was available to read now!

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I've always been interested in applying quantitative/mathematical approaches to the analysis of literature. However, I feel like I've yet to see an example that isn't bedeviled by the necessary dimensional reduction step. I'm not sure if there's a way around this. Maybe factor analysis or high-dimensional stuff...

Does your forthcoming book on immigration interact with Bryan Caplan's pro-immigration arguments?

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