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Economics should not be divorced from morality

Opinion piece from Micheal De Dora at the Rationally Speaking blog The whole point of living in a structured society, as opposed to Hobbes’ war of all against all, is so that our lives are not going to be ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.’ Couldn’t agree with this piece more


Rejection of Free Will: A Secular Foundation for Equality

“We do not know what we intend to do until the intention itself arises.” – Sam Harris. Free Will. What is free will exactly? If free will is the ability to make choices and decisions of one’s own accord, that is, free from outside interference then I contend that the concept is illogical. How does … Continue reading

Meritocracy: A New Class, With the Old Breed

The cultural and intellectual philosophy that ushered in the campaign of deregulation America has experienced in the last several decades is a set of beliefs that I refer to, and quite accurately so, as libertarian capitalism (marketism, is perhaps a better moniker). This new mysticism has a basic set of tenets that its adherents, though … Continue reading

Modern Globalization or New World 2.0

When the lands of the Western Hemisphere were discovered by the Europeans more than 500 years ago it unleashed a wave of imperialism the likes of which the world had not known since antiquity. Fueled by dreams of avarice and riches beyond compare the European imagination was lit aflame and the New World was set … Continue reading

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