Angels and Money

The great thinker Milton Friedman, in a seminal interview with Phil Donahue, exposed one of the great, under-addressed flaws in the premise of socialism and its other central-planning variants: the fact that the people in charge are no different than the people they...

The Whataboutism Telltale

Regular readers of this blog will recall that I’ve written of a grievance hierarchy, where competing identity groups sort themselves (or are sorted by the progressive taste-makers) into a sort of dog-pile, with those on top getting more protection and deference...

Incentivizing Devolution

I caught a clip of a Joe Rogan podcast with evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein on Youtube, recently, where Weinstein went into the underpinnings of “beautiful” vs “hot” from an instinctual/genetic coding basis. Weinstein went on to detail...

The Apogee of Woke?

Presidential election politics typically follow a predictable arc. Candidates throw their hats into the ring, offering up a litany of lip service to the party’s hard-core. This means feeding whatever “edge” views are in vogue among the politically...