Author Archives: teebalicious

On Fat Acceptance

What do you think would change about your life if you were thin? The dirty, dirty secret is: nothing. People might treat you differently about some things, but not differently about others. I’m sure you’d find other things to obsess … Continue reading

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On Bullying.

We treat bullying like it’s a disease, when in actuality, it’s a symptom. We have an addiction to egotism, power, violence, and negative attention. We see it in kids, but they learn it from adults. Look at the internet: trolls, … Continue reading

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Human Capital and the Craftsman’s Dillema.

In thread after thread on musical gear forums, I see the inevitable “contrarian”, crying about how gear doesn’t matter, and how brand X or product Y is “snake oil” or “it’s all hype”. Recently, a thread about boutique pickup winders … Continue reading

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On death and rebuttals.

From a forum: There was some ill spoken of a certain recently deceased intellectual on this board in a thread about his passing. That same intellectual took an opportunity to speak evil of a certain leader who had recently passed … Continue reading

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FB: Why Tax The Rich?

The short answer is purely pragmatic: since people can’t spend, and corporations won’t spend, and investors won’t spend (see below for more on this), it is up to the government to spend – on specific infrastructure projects, or investment in … Continue reading

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To a Hayek fan on FB re: Social Justice

I direct you to this quote from the pro-Hayek Manhattan Institute: “There is a problem with this simple reading of Hayek, however, and it has much vexed Hayek scholars. For while claiming to reject social justice, Hayek often invokes a … Continue reading

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More Libertarians on FB.

Oh, Mikey. This stuff drives me nuts. It’s all hogwash, and completely divorced from the historical context, presented very disingenuously as some sort of rhetorical fact. Totally not true. For example, the 17 Amendment…In historical context, it took the elections … Continue reading

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