“Free speech is a core tenet of our society, and elected representatives should not behave like petty despots in trying to censor the media like this.” Continue reading In the media: MHKs should not behave like petty despots
I loved this article about liberalism – it speaks very much to my views about what it means to be a “liberal” in 2019. This is very closely connected to one big problem with our current society – the crony capitalism of unfairness that I wrote about the other day. Continue reading What is Liberalism?
In the normal, fair and well-functioning parts of our society, costs are borne by the people who benefit. In unusual, unfair and badly-functioning parts of our society, benefits accrue to select system-abusers, while the costs are borne by others.
Price controls are a bad idea for many reasons, but most importantly, they’re a bad idea for two key reasons in particular: they are morally unfair and they reduce supply.
13 Things That Don’t Make Sense is an accessible book about the limits of current scientific understanding. In many story arcs – both fiction and non-fiction – there’s a satisfying and familiar pattern of sharing a beginning, a middle, and an end. That pattern is broadly consistent through many different forms of story-telling from short jokes, to long novel, to historical treatises. 13 Things is … Continue reading Book Review: 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense
Dark Places is a dark and emotional story – an interesting “whodunit” which opens a window to a world that is deeply foreign to me. It tells the fictional story of a young woman’s search for the truth behind the murder of her family. On one hand, it’s obviously a fictional story, but the story of a family losing one parent to murder, and another … Continue reading Book Review: Dark Places
Review of the (audio) book, Eat Pray Love. Continue reading Book Review: Eat, Pray, Love
A couple of weeks ago, prior to being elected leader of the UK’s Conservative Party and British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson waved a Manx Kipper around – he used it as an example of the onerous rules and regulations that imposes hidden costs on small businesses.Continue reading “In the media: Kippers to Boris”
The so-called “FairPlay” Initiative launched by Rob Yong has allegedly misappropriated the logo of the UK Gambling Commission, potentially deceiving poker players into thinking that the initiative was approved by the regulator.Continue reading ““Fair Play” Initiative Appears to Misappropriate UK Gambling Commission Logo”
I recently finished listening to 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson, narrated by Jordan B. Peterson on my Audible app. I thought it was very powerful in terms of taking personal responsibility for your own life – and to make your life (and the lives of your family and community) stronger. Growing up with a Jewish father, a Lutheran mother, I went to … Continue reading Book Review: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson