Ah, the four letter word that’s actually 14 letters long. It’s what everyone levies when their “rights” are infringed, they feel offended, or there is anything about them that is different from the person they disagreed with the opinion of. Oh, and rarely, actual things that are violations of federal law and basic human decency.… Continue reading Discrimination: Misunderstood, Misused
A few days ago, I talked about the misunderstanding of equal rights and how it’s running up against freedom of association. The most clear example of this conflict is in the cases of Christian bakers, florists, and photographers. For simplicity, I will use the case of Baronelle Stutzman (more specifically, Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers) to illustrate. NOTE: There are free… Continue reading Christian-run Businesses: The Double Standard
These days, there’s a lot of discussion about how important “equal rights” are to maintaining freedom in America (and other countries with similar laws and legal structures, but I’m focusing on just the USA). The most clear champions of the term are social progressives, who constantly seek to “progress” society by identifying someone who is… Continue reading Equal Rights vs. Freedom of Association
Recently, the creator of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, laid out a perspective on the dangers of the internet in 2017. While I admire the man’s perspective, on all three points his solutions attack the wrong problems and if set in motion would turn the free exchange of ideas into a policed shell of the… Continue reading “Three Challenges for the Web”
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffett One look at the media, mainstream, social, alternative, or otherwise, and this is a painfully true quote. Whether it’s the latest Everyone Forward This story on Facebook, a chronically… Continue reading The Difficulty of Reputation
One of the more common logical fallacies is the slippery slope. Bad event A could lead to Worse event B, which creates Catastrophic event C. While it’s a possible chain of events, it leaves out any consideration of the likelihood. This is a fair critique of many things, because generally A doesn’t lead to B, much… Continue reading It’s Not THAT Bad!
A little less than a month ago, I sold my house. Well, more properly, my father had power of attorney and we were using a property manager to do all the nitty-gritty. I blame the time zone difference. Sure, I told my coworkers and friends, “I sold my house,” with a smile. Sure, I felt… Continue reading PD in Full