Just say “No” to the cookies

Reflecting back on the US General election, I cannot help but think that the whole exercise is a textbook example of insanity, that is doing the same thing over and over again (in this case every 4 years), and expecting a different result. The American people have lost their minds. It’s not so much that Donald Trump won the election …

My religion problem & my kids

It’s my feeling that all religions should be heavily scrutinized. Religious leaders and adherents create their own narrative of ‘truth’ (“truth” with no evidence = fiction, aka. bullshit) and create and enforce absurd dogma to support it. While I find this in and of itself not really worthy of any action beyond a furrowed brow of disapproval, it’s how religion …

Where to live – BC vs. Hawaii?

So having lived in the lower mainland (Metro Vancouver) area of British Columbia and in Honolulu, Hawaii (born and raised), I’ve figured that it would be a bit of a fun exercise to compare and contrast the two. I can’t say one place is definitively better than the other; they both have their unique strengths and weaknesses. Yes, this is …

My Quote Collection

This is a post that will be refreshed on a semi-frequent basis. Its a list of quotes that I dig. Some are funny, others will be thought-provoking, and many will be inflammatory or controversial depending on where you fall on the philosophical / political spectrum. Anyway, check back for more later. If you care to.

Sums it up for me.

Self-Ownership. What is it? This video sums up perfectly the core of my philosophy and the compass from which I operate. I think everyone should watch this in high school, or at least be required viewing for all entry level philosophy / ethics courses in university. I think that it will resonate well for the millennials who didn’t grow up …

Keynes v. Hayek Rap

Wow. A rap video about Keynesian and Austrian economics. And done reasonably well. I guess this is one way of reaching the kids. Too bad they’re being taught economics from the Keynesian perspective, if they are even exposed to economics at all.