The Niskanen Center published an op-ed in the Saturday edition of the New York Times (2/23/2019) entitled, “Abolish Billionaires? No, Abolish Bad Policy”. I agree. The Democratic Socialists, who are gaining traction, are rightfully passionate about inequities and injustices. But here in New York, they chased out Amazon, along with 25,000 jobs and 27 billion … More Why Socialism Won’t Work
Man is not information, but biography
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New Age spirituality is Gnosticism commodified … More Against Gnosticism: What is spirituality?
liberty is worth fighting for … More Enlightened Radicals?
With the American Revolution, the Enlightenment took power. … More Radical Enlightenment Takes Power in America
Terrible question. The kind of question that turns the day into a cold and rainy afternoon. This morning, scrolling through my Google news feed, I read that Steve Jobs would look into the mirror each morning and remind himself to treat the day as if it were his last day on earth. Pressure. When I … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
Imagine Trump hiring Dr Strangelove to replace General Kelly. Gary Lachman, in his book, Dark Star Rising, writes some fascinating paragraphs about Vladimir Putin’s Chief of Staff, Anton Vaino. Move over, telescope, microscope, the nooscope is here! Vaino, co-inventor of the nooscope, is aiming at “recording and distilling the sum total of human thought” (Anton Vaino, Mad … More Big Tech controls the Future, meet Anton Vaino!
wars of opportunity are not moral, or honorable … More The Elder Bush Also Lied Us into a War
Work hard and shut up … More The Spectre of China
Is synchronicity real? … More And then, there’s Terence McKenna