Selling A Free Lunch

It should astound me that, even as Venezuela’s socialist dream collapses into a humanitarian disaster, the front-runner for the Democratic Presidential nomination is a proudly declarative socialist, and the de facto policy voice of the party is a young socialist...

Selfish Charity

I recently had a conversation with a good friend about the selfish motives of some who engage in charitable giving. Specifically, he felt those who made anonymous donations were better people than those who received recognition for their donations, whether that be a...

Teaching Perception

Back in the days of my (relative) youth, aka my mid-20s, my extended circle of friends included someone (John, I believe was his name) who sang in a band. In a group conversation one day over beers, I found out that he never learned to play an instrument, despite...

Normal People and Evil Assholes

Two evil assholes murdered several dozen people in New Zealand the other day. Beyond the usual responses, we are witnessing much discussion about their “manifesto,” and its true intent. Was it anti-this or anti-that? Was it deliberately trolling? Was it...