Category Archives: Philosophy

A Few Thoughts on Brexit. (And Why Not to Fear It.)

The EU started with great intentions, as a free trade zone meant foster cooperation and connectedness within Europe. Over time, it has become the opposite: A giant bureaucratic regulatory boondoggle that helps some Europeans at the expense of others. As bureaucracies often do, it helps those closest to power while harming those furthest from it, […]

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On Adaptability and Figuring Out Why You’re Alive

I was saddened to hear that over the weekend, musician Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer shot himself. He was 71 years old and had become depressed that nerve damage to his hand was preventing of him from performing to the high virtuosic standard to which he and his fans had become accustomed. Specialization […]

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Free Speech Matters. Even for People We Disagree With.

When you have free and open debate, even of bad ideas, the best and truest ideas tend to win out over time. Not every time and in every moment, but by and large. As humans, we are all reasoning animals, albeit very imperfect ones. But when you shut down and shut out bad ideas—rather than […]

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