Category Archives: Politics

How can Infinite Jest help unite people?

The problem with long books is they develop a reputation of being…long. War and Peace? Long. Les Miserables? Long. Infinite Jest? Long. Being me, I didn’t spend 28 hours listening to a book just for entertainment (The file is 56 … Continue reading

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Health care: Nothing good in sight

This is my longest, meatiest, and most important post to date. Dive in at your own risk, but for those of you short on time, here are the main points: The interventionist system that has led to the ACA and … Continue reading

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How can Bastiat’s The Law help unite people?

This is the shortest audiobook in my Audible library (it was originally published as a pamphlet in 1850), but it packs quite a punch, with me saving 23 bookmarks during the 126 minutes of audio. I listened to this immediately after Plato’s … Continue reading

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How can Plato’s Republic help unite people?

To be honest, I was disappointed by Republic (amazon, wikipedia). It is incredibly speculative, authoritarian, and lacks counter-argument once it reaches the part about creating a theoretical republic. For those who are unfamiliar with it, Plato’s book is about a … Continue reading

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Is Jon Ossoff’s 48.1% a Backlash Against Trump?

The special election this week in Georgia’s 6th congressional district is the latest yard stick by which the Democratic Party is measuring its recovery from the November 2016 election. I developed a strong sense of hope after that election, not because … Continue reading

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MIT Economist Robert Solow Warns Against Oligarchy

Yesterday, The Atlantic shared this post they originally published in April of 2014. The post is short, and refers to the following video interview with Robert Solow: Most of it is echoing the thoughts of economist Thomas Piketty’s from his … Continue reading

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