Truth Doesn’t Change with Time

An idea is true when it is an accurate reflection of reality. Like the parable of the blind men and the elephant, our views of it may represent only a small part of the whole truth. The man who feels the trunk has a different experience than he who feels Continue Reading →

Whose Free Lunch Are You Paying For?

There is no such thing as a free lunch. I learned it as the acronym TINSTAAFL. It is, of course, true. If your friend buys your lunch, it may be free for you, but your friend ends up paying for both. If, instead, the restaurant owner says it is on Continue Reading →

Willful Ignorance in Wage Gap Discussion

With the official “Equal Pay Day” behind us, we have heard over and over that woman workers in America earn significantly less than men do. So much of the discussion embraces a willful ignorance of important facts and principles that it begs further insight and a deeper look. Many writers Continue Reading →

Life Is A Marathon

A marathon usually starts with the competitors lined up at the starting line, and the rules of the game indicate that the winner is the one who crosses the finish line first, more than twenty-six miles away. Marathons usually have many participants, often numbering in the thousands. They all have Continue Reading →

Central Planners of Silicon Valley

It may seem strange, but there are people in Silicon Valley who have significant characteristics in common with Soviet dictators of the last century. Of course they don’t seem to have the tendency toward brutal repression and violence, but what they do have is the mindset that things are wrong, Continue Reading →

Optimistic Outlook with Limiting Factors

People do things for a purpose. They go to work, they clean their houses, and cook meals for a reason. For every action that we consciously take, we have some purpose in mind, and we use some means to achieve it. That means is a process, sometimes very simple, but Continue Reading →

Monopolies Are Bad

If you paid attention in history class, you probably heard about all of those evil monopolists of the trust-buster era of the early 1900s. You probably heard about how they would lower prices to drive competitors out of business and, once they got the monopoly position, they would restrict output Continue Reading →

Immigration and the Welfare State

We often hear from the progressive left that we need a powerful welfare state in a free society, because people without resources cannot be free. The poor might not be able to get enough food, may have to work long hours instead of tending to their families, and may not Continue Reading →

With What to Replace the ACA?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ACA, or Obamacare, has been back in the spotlight since Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States. Regaining control of the presidency and both houses of legislature, the Republican party has deemed it a priority to repeal Continue Reading →

Low-Information Voters Are Ok

A strain of elitism is circulating that denigrates low-information voters and proposes that only the educated elite are qualified on all of the complex issues of modern society and politics to vote on who should rule us. Factions on both the left and the right heartily embrace it, and they Continue Reading →