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May the farce be with you

People put so much weight on what the “experts” say – it’s easier to abdicate our own research and critical thinking and rely on others who are supposed to know more than we do. It makes sense to an extent … Continue reading

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The age of selfishness

One of the great themes of our time is that we’ve largely lost a sense of the common good – that for most of us, our actions are based on what’s good for us, and screw everyone else. Which is … Continue reading

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Work till you die

Many of the projections of financial doom were predicated on the Baby Boomers retiring at age 65, going from taxpayers to welfare beneficiaries (not welfare as in poverty benefits, but in the general sense of entitlements like Social Security and … Continue reading

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CNN is disgusting

As most people know, President Trump recently tweeted a short video from his WWF cameo days, in which a younger Trump body-slammed someone in a business suit – except in this video, the CNN logo was on the head of … Continue reading

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Pets vs. kids

The definition of life is, surprisingly, not a settled issue. But one commonly-agreed to component is the fact that living things reproduce. In humans, there is a strong natural instinct and drive to have children. It’s one of the main … Continue reading

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Crumbling institutions

In their landmark book, The Fourth Turning, Strauss and Howe note that one of the signals of a fourth turning is the loss of faith in institutions. And we’ve certainly seen that in Gallup’s annual poll: While Gallup’s focus is … Continue reading

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Will the stock market crash?

When I first woke up to the unsustainable and incredibly fragile nature of our financial system, I was convinced that the markets – already starting to bubble up in 2011 – would collapse. AT. ANY. MOMENT. And yet here we … Continue reading

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