In a shocking March 20 blog post titled “Censorship, Environmentalism and Steubenville,” University of Rochester economics professor Steven Landsburg questioned the harm of raping an unconscious woman who may not remember the attack, and wondered why rapists should not “reap the benefits” of women’s bodies.

Landsburg is using his position as a professor of economics to promote rape, and the University is defending his right to do so. We demand he be fired immediately!

Send a letter to University of Rochester President Joel Seligman now.

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Robert Landsburg’s Brave Final Shots

In our world, there are few people who are most devoted to their profession, who would put their work above life. Despite the fact that people regularly attend management seminars and refresher training, they are often still negligent in their work, but there are exceptions. Such an exception was American photographer Robert Landsburg, who photographed the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

“In the weeks leading up to the eruption, Landsburg visited the area tens of times in order to photographically document the changing volcano. On the morning of May 18, he was within a few miles of the summit. When the mountain exploded, Landsburg must have realized that he would not survive the rapidly approaching ash cloud, but he kept snapping pictures as long as he could. He managed to rewind the film back into its case, replace his camera in its bag, put the bag in his backpack, and then lay himself on top of the backpack in an attempt to protect its contents. Seventeen days later, Landsberg’s body was found buried in the ash with his backpack underneath. The film could be developed and has provided geologists with valuable documentation of the historic eruption.

[Kenneth] Arrow was able to prove—with the inexorable force of pure mathematics—that the only way to satisfy all of the requirements [of democracy] is to select one voter and give him all the votes. The only “democratic” procedure that meets the minimal requirements for democracy is to anoint a dictator.
—  Steven E. Landsburg, The Armchair Economist 

The infamous professor from the University of Rochester, Steven Landsburg, has, once again, managed to offend the entire female population.

At least the students are getting fired up about something!

Landsburg’s Blog Post:

Gawker Article, as referenced above:

Censorship Petition, As referenced above:

Imagine a physicist, well versed in the laws of gravity, which he believes to be excellent approximations to the ultimate truth. One day he encounters his first helium-filled balloon, a blatant challenge to the laws he knows so well. Two courses are open to him: He can say, “Well, the laws of gravity are usually true, but not always; here is one of the exceptions.” Or he can say, “Let me see if there is any way to explain this strange phenomenon without abandoning the most basic principles of my science.” If he takes the latter course, and if he is sufficiently clever, he will eventually discover the properties of objects that are lighter than air and recognize that their behavior is in perfect harmony with existing theories of gravity. In the process, he will not only learn about helium-filled balloons; he will also come to a deeper understanding of how gravity works.
—  Steven E. Landsburg, The Armchair Economist
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Alan Landsburg Passes – Standardbred Canada

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Alan Landsburg, a television writer, producer and director who in later years focused on improving horse racing as a racing commissioner and industry leader, died Thursday at the age of 81. Mr. Landsburg graduated from New York University with a degree

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University of Rochester involved in Limbaugh and Fluke Ordeal.

As a University of Rochester Student, i just wanted to address this.

First off, this has gotten so huge, its interesting to be apart, even from a distance, of something so controversial and important.

One of our professors, Professor Landsburg, of the Econ department, has posted blog posts in support of Limbaugh’s derogatory name’s for Sandra Fluke in her support of having her University cover Birth Control as apart of their health insurance.

Since this initial post, Landsburg has gotten attention from the President of our University, Joel Seligman, who have continued their dialog, as well as from the D&C and our own, Campus Times.

All of this attention has really fired up the student populous, and is flooding everyones facebook feeds. Students even protested in his Econ 108 class.

Links are being posted and shared, commented on, debated via social media outlets, etc.

It makes me happy to see that something has gotten everyone so enthusiastic, whether you’re for Limbaugh or against, or for contraception or not, blah blah.

This is the sort of thing that i think our generation has needed. Maybe it seems like its just happening right now because its so close to home. Literally.

UR students have been extremely active in the Occupy Wall street and UR movements this year as well.

I’ve just really been following this story lately.

However, at the very root of the problem, this issue seems to’ve become a giant slander-fest. Limbaugh and Landsburg called Fluke out, now everyone is calling Landsburg out. And Landsburg and Seligman are exchanging words.

Both Landsburg and Seligman have been receiving furious letters from students and outsiders alike.

Here’s my bottom line. If Limbaugh and Landsburg disagreed with Fluke about her wanting contraception as apart of her health insurance, then they should have done so in a more respectable manor. One reflecting their intelligence and knowledge on the subject.

Resorting to derogatory terms like “slut” and “prostitute” is a cop-out, i think.

As i have commented on my facebook, the main issue should be the language. Everyone should express their views. Yadda yadda.

But what happened to thinking before you speak?

Everyone could have handled the situation better.

Here are links to everything im talking about:

*Landsburg’s original post

*Seligman’s response

*D&C article

*UR’s Campus Times Article

*Landburg’s direct response to Seligman

"What’s the best way to blood test a pot-bellied pig?" #new in pb: The Big Questions


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In the wake of his enormously popular books, The Armchair Economist and More Sex is Safer Sex, Steven Landsburg uses concepts from maths, economics and physics to address the big questions in philosophy: Where does knowledge come from? What’s the difference between right and wrong? Do our beliefs matter? Is it possible to know everything?
Provocative, utterly entertaining and always surprising, The Big Questions challenges readers to re-evaluate their most fundamental beliefs and reveals the relationship between the loftiest philosophical quests and our everyday lives.

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Steven E. Landsburg writes the popular ‘Everyday Economics’ column in Slate magazine and has also written for Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He teaches in the department of economics at the University of Rochester.

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Zen Flesh, Zen Bones was given to me in 1970 by Sally Landsburg.
I’ve carried this book around for 45 years and have never worn it out.
The stories and koans contained in this book have informed me my entire life.
Sally was a Professor of English at Rio Hondo College, California when I was a student there. We worked together in an English As A Second Language program. After reading a poem of mine she gave me this copy of Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, it radically altered the course of my life.
I found a friendship and a culture residing in this book where I felt at home.
There is no question in my mind if there was one book on Zen that should be in your library this is it. You will never wear it out.

20 March 1800 Birth of Gottfried Bernhardy, Classical Scholar and Man of Letters  #otdimjh

Gottfried Bernhardy (20 March 1800 – 14 May 1875), German philologist and literary historian, was born at Landsberg an der Warthe (now Poland) in the Neumark.

Bernstein [118]summarises Bernhardy, Dr. Gottfried, born in Landsburg, 1860, died 1875, embraced Christianity when studying in Berlin. He was a great classical scholar, and wrote as Professor, “Syntax of the Greek Language,” Berlin, 1829.…

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The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life

<p>2012 | ISBN: 1451651732, 0029177758 | English | 336 pages | EPUB | 0.8 MB&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Revised and updated May 2012.<br /> <br /> In this revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg&#39;s hugely popular book, he applies economic theory to today&#39;s most pressing concerns, answering a diverse range of daring questions, such as:&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Why are seat belts deadly?<br /> Why do celebrity endorsements sell products?&nbsp;<br /> Why are failed executives paid so much?<br /> Who should bear the cost of oil spills?&nbsp;<br /> Do government deficits matter?<br /> How is workplace safety bad for workers?&nbsp;<br /> What&#39;s wrong with the local foods movement?<br /> Which rich people can&#39;t be taxed?&nbsp;<br /> Why is rising unemployment sometimes good?&nbsp;<br /> Why do women pay more at the dry cleaner?<br /> Why is life full of disappointments?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Whether these are nagging questions you&#39;ve always had, or ones you never even thought to ask, this new edition of The Armchair Economist turns the eternal ideas of economic theory into concrete answers that you can use to navigate the challenges of contemporary life.</p>

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