The Growth of the American Police State

Among the many violations of the rights to life, liberty, and property Americans have experienced in later decades, the increasing degree of police brutality has played an especially scarring role. Every year, over a thousand people are killed by the police, and every single day there are new victims who lose their lives or get … Continue reading The Growth of the American Police State

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What The Matrix Can Teach Us About Choice, Free Will and Human Action

Not scarcely is it referenced to the Matrix Trilogy in a contemporary political context, perhaps especially among conservatives and libertarians. They have "red-pilled", they say, alluding to when the main character Neo was given a choice between staying in blissful ignorance in the Matrix (blue pill) or waking up to the horrendous reality behind the … Continue reading What The Matrix Can Teach Us About Choice, Free Will and Human Action

The Mill Fallacy and the Importance of Investigating Heterodox Ideas

If one legitimately wants to seek out the truth, one ought to investigate a myriad of different ideas and viewpoints. The natural biases, fallacies and irrationality of man, however, present many hinders arduous to overcome on this venture. We have a tendency to look for data confirming our own theories (confirmation bias), present the other … Continue reading The Mill Fallacy and the Importance of Investigating Heterodox Ideas

The Antidote to the Oppression Narrative

In our contemporary culture there has been an increasing emphasis on oppression. The current fight for social justice demands an end to oppression and discrimination. The core of the matter is certainly understandable, if not admirable, and many followers have good intentions in legitimately wanting to decrease the occurrence of these vices, but as I … Continue reading The Antidote to the Oppression Narrative

A Case for Leaving the Left-Right Axis as a Model for Political Analysis

This article was originally published on Goldfire Media.  The United States has a concerning problem with political polarization. That proposition shouldn’t surprise anyone at this point. Polls by Pew reveal that the general population has become increasingly polarized between 1994 and 2017, towards more people consistently holding convictions within their respective ideologies (Liberal/Conservative). Now, having ideological diversity … Continue reading A Case for Leaving the Left-Right Axis as a Model for Political Analysis

The Root of the Stoic Philosophy: Opportunity Cost

This article was originally published on Medium.  The potential in the Stoic philosophy is difficult to overstate. Not only is it philosophy in the sense of thinking out subtle thoughts and limited to the theoretical, but even more importantly, it is an impetus people to change for the better, to use their time efficiently and … Continue reading The Root of the Stoic Philosophy: Opportunity Cost

On Humility and Arrogance

This article was originally published on Medium. The consciousness of the human psyche implies a network of knowledge — meaningful and systematized information — which along with biological predispositions guide our behavior and work as filters for new information. The stability of this network is determined by its foundation (axioms) and structure. A weak foundation with false or misleading … Continue reading On Humility and Arrogance