My Stand on Alcohol Upon Which I Will Not Equivocate

My friends, I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this particular time. However, I want you to know that I do not shun controversy. On the contrary, I will take a stand on any issue at any time, regardless of how fraught with controversy it might...

The Basic Income

An idea which apparently has deep roots and can spring back to life after a burn over is that every person in a society is entitled to a Basic Income just for existing. A corollary is that this Basic Income should be adequate to support a self sufficient life style –...

Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy

Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people”:  First, there will be those who are devoted to the goals of the organization. Examples are dedicated classroom teachers in an educational...

Religion’s Mindless Duplication

It never ceases to astound me how the lemming like quality of Tribal Mindsets work. The result is almost always the same; Selective Invincible Ignorance, with rarely the necessary attendant humility to acknowledge the possibility of being even a smidgen wrong. As I...

Causes or Symptoms?

There is, underlying the place in which we now find ourselves, a process whereby we reached this point. It would seem that if this point may be characterized by anything, it might be that of division. Until and unless we address the root cause , I fear we are lost. I...