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Is Math Racist? That Does Not Compute

EducationMedia and CultureWorld History

Blog02/16/2021

Rather than representing “white supremacy,” the evolution of mathematics has been a globe-, race-, and culture-spanning collaboration of advancements, an ongoing development of more effective tools for anyone to use.

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The Dystopian Bubble: George Orwell Meets Charles Mackay

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog02/09/2021

The opening pages of the new decade feel like we’re living through a combination of George Orwell’s 1984 and Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

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Why Social Media Takes a "Ban First, Ask Questions Later" Approach

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog02/02/2021

As more people get censored or removed from the platform, more prominent voices seek out alternatives that are in the more early stages and don’t censor as heavily. Fragmentation starts to make the service less useful and interesting rather than being a source of affirmation and good feelings.

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In a Paranoid Nation, "Treason" Is Everywhere

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog01/26/2021

In a free society, peaceful citizens deserve the legal benefit of the doubt. In an age where government agents have endlessly intruded onto people’s land and into their emails, citizens should not be scourged for transgressing unknown or unmarked federal boundaries.

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Understanding Inequality Requires Much More Than Calling Everything Racist

Media and CulturePhilosophyPoverty

Blog01/16/2021

To offer a semblance of solidarity with the working class, wealthy leftists have substituted identity politics for class conflict, and attempted to recast economic problems as problems of racism or bigotry.  

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The Family Fades as Governments Subsidize Daycares and Nursing Homes

EducationMedia and CulturePaternalism

Blog01/08/2021

By supplanting the family in caring for the young and the old, not only does the state increase the role it plays in society here and now, it also erodes the competency of the family in the long term. 

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Climate Activism, Captured in One Instagram Post

The EnvironmentMedia and Culture

Blog01/07/2021

Climate "science" now often amounts to little more than a smug proclamation from a TV personality and a demand that everyone vote for Joe Biden. 

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2021: Welcome to Post-persuasion America

Anti-PoliticsMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog01/01/2021

Mobilization and separation, not persuasion, is the way forward.

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Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden: The Man versus the State

Media and Culture

Blog01/01/2021

The Italian film director Pietro Marcello brings us a film that visibly moves the needle toward individualism and against collectivism in all its various manifestations.

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Capitalist Luxury vs. "The True Meaning of Christmas"

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog12/25/2020

The idea of ordinary people enjoying luxuries and "unnecessary" items has long troubled intellectuals and aristocrats. But thanks to capitalism, ordinary people can now enjoy the basic pleasures the ruling classes have long seized for their own. 

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