Jonathan McIntosh made an interesting comment wanting to replace markets with a “democratic” process. But markets are more democratic than democracy.« Continue »
“How a Wealthy California Town Makes Sure No Poor Kids Attend Its ‘Public’ School”, or so the headline reads. But the truth is, it’s the education system.« Continue »
I generally don’t get involved with such absurdities as this, but I just couldn’t resist this time. For one, I drink energy drinks quite often. For another, while I have no issue with religious beliefs, I do have a problem with those who profess a religion while being wholly ignorant of what the religion actually teaches.« Continue »
There have been far too many attacks against “anti-vaxxers” lately. The question of whether or not to vaccinate is actually a very important one and must be addressed. Specifically, while vaccination is powerful medical tool, like most anything else, it can be overused and abused. Is that the case here?« Continue »
Shortly after the May 23rd shooting, at the University of California Santa Barbara people started blaming it on misogyny. However, the cause was far more complicated and misogyny, while involved, was not the root cause, but rather was a result of other circumstances. Some may ask why it matters whether or not misogyny was the root cause; indeed people have asked me this when confronting the oversimplified view of the shooting.
There are two answers to this question. The first is that, unless we know the root cause, we cannot know how to best prevent a similar event from occurring again. The second is that, in understanding that misogyny was not the root cause, but was a product of other conditions, we can see that misogyny is going to be far more difficult to combat than other societal ills.
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