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Tim Patrick

Tim Patrick is a software architect and developer with more than 30 years of experience in designing and building custom software solutions. He is the author of multiple books on Microsoft technologies, and was selected as a Microsoft MVP for his support to the programming community. Tim earned his degree in computer science from Seattle Pacific University.
Optimal Conservatism

Optimal Conservatism – Introduction

Conservatives are regularly ridiculed today. But is such derision justified? Let's examine conservative political philosophy.
Chocolate is Safe from Killer Robots

Chocolate is Safe from Killer Robots

Some say that climate change and technology will bring an end to employment, and even worse, to chocolate. But are the warnings overblown?

New Book: Self-Evident

Self-Evident, Tim Patrick's new book on the ideas and events that made the Declaration of Independence possible, is now available in paperback and ebook formats.
Nepal: Votes for Peace

Review of Nepal: Votes for Peace

This book on the 2008 national election in Nepal helps show that, despite what appears on the nightly news, things are pretty good in America.
Healthcare is Not That Special

Healthcare is Not That Special

Healthcare holds a coveted place in our culture, as if it is more important than anything else. But from an economic perspective, it's not that special.

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Review #35: The Vicar of Wakefield

Oliver Goldsmith's mid-eighteenth century novel The Vicar of Wakefield was one of the most widely read books of its era. Filled with Victorian romanticism and dripping with happy endings, the book had a major influence on the European novels that followed it.

Review #4: The Republic

Reading Party

A Reading Party

The New Almanac

The New Almanac is Here!