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Aug
04
The Lobby

The Lobby

What we can learn from how Israel uses victimhood to silence criticism.
2 min read
Jul
25
What if aliens farmed humans?

What if aliens farmed humans?

Thought experiment.
Jul
18
A giant squid and a sperm whale, battling in the dark.

Alternative Navigation

How to use Alternative Navigation to be in the right place at the right time.
3 min read
Jul
03
The Eisenhower Box. Do, Decide, Delegate, Delete. Where does renaming post offices fit?

The Federal Government is Busy (Renaming Post Offices)

A waste of executive resources, or an essential function of government?
4 min read
Jul
01
Prince William being carried in a chair. Monarchy is incompatible with democracy.

Monarchy is Incompatible With Democracy

Dipping our toes into the corruption, backroom deals, and hypocrisy of the British 'royal' family.
3 min read
Jun
30
An overseer shaking a stick at peasants harvesting grain. Forced births decrease labor’s bargaining power.

Roe vs. Wade Repealed by Big Business, Not Churches

Projected labor shortages are behind Roe vs. Wade forced-births decision.
3 min read
Jun
29
A tattered first edition from 1909 of an old book, open to the first page, with the cut-out forward on the left side.

To the Barricades for Books

Sundry Events: The power of old books, libraries, and the thin red line between civilization and barbarism.
2 min read
Jun
24
The dapper writer, William S. Burroughs leaning against a blank wall in a grey suit.

Nothing is True. Everything is Permitted.

William S. Burroughs and the conflict of deviant privilege.
5 min read
Jun
18
Underground Nazis

Underground Nazis

4 min read
May
31
How to Argue

How to Argue

The hierarchy of disagreement.
1 min read