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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Here’s why I don’t believe in conspiracy theories, Part I
“9/11 was an inside job. There are just too many unanswered questions.” Wait, so it was a plan that would have to involve thousands, maybe 10’s of thousands of people to cover up the huge logistical and practical actions and … Continue reading
FB Econ rant III
[In response to a long thread on Hayek, and his value as an economic theorist] Well, I think it’s a difference between economic theory in context of academia, and economic theory to justify public policy. The key tenets of Classical … Continue reading
On being an artist, from a forum.
Being an artist starts and ends with the way one approaches life, in my not so humble opinion. The medium is just the medium – most people I’d define as artists tend to do everything in their lives artistically. You … Continue reading