Watch Out!

These posts address topics that represent a danger to our well-ordered state of mind. Here we cover things that make us mad or give rise to passions. This can lead to bad decisions and suboptimal outcomes
Sep
21
Achieve Better Outcomes by Being Humble

Achieve Better Outcomes by Being Humble

When we get into the habit of considering what could go wrong before we act, we can improve our odds of future success without having to first personally experience failure.
7 min read
Sep
16
When Leadership Fails (Newsletter 064)

When Leadership Fails (Newsletter 064)

There are many reasons to believe that people are the same everywhere with similar hopes and dreams. We just want to be left alone to live our lives in peace.
6 min read
Sep
13
Nothing Bad that Happens is your Fault

Nothing Bad that Happens is your Fault

What are you supposed to do? Not go out to eat? Not take your vacations? Not relieve your stress by on-line shopping? I think not. To do otherwise is to deny your very worth as a person.
4 min read
Sep
09
Our Wishful Thinking Era (Newsletter 063)

Our Wishful Thinking Era (Newsletter 063)

In our wishful thinking era, there is only one thing more harmful than the lies we willingly believe, and that is pointing out the truth.
5 min read
Aug
26
America's Archduke Ferdinand Moment (Newsletter 061)

America's Archduke Ferdinand Moment (Newsletter 061)

We are once again awash with young radicals who believe passionately in their issue. So passionately that they are willing to do anything to achieve their goals.
5 min read
Aug
19
Yeah, We Probably Shouldn't Be Voting (Newsletter 060)

Yeah, We Probably Shouldn't Be Voting (Newsletter 060)

When we delegate to politicians our obligations as citizens, we are at the mercy of our politicians faithfully executing our wishes.
6 min read
Jul
15
Can Big Government Spending Make Anything Better?(Newsletter 055)

Can Big Government Spending Make Anything Better?(Newsletter 055)

I'd argue that the single greatest problem in government is lack of accountability: we look only to the desirability of the policy objective and not to how well our policies achieve the intended result.
7 min read
Jun
24
A Solution to the College Debt Crisis (Newsletter 052)

A Solution to the College Debt Crisis (Newsletter 052)

Because of the intense societal pressure pushing kids to go to college, among high school graduates aged 16 to 24, around 70% are enrolled in college. But did you know that fully 40% of them never complete their degree?
7 min read
Jun
17
You Aren't What You Eat (Newsletter 051)

You Aren't What You Eat (Newsletter 051)

The more we learn about nutrition, the more we learn that our inputs do not directly correlate to outputs.
7 min read
Jun
07
Americans Already Work Two Extra Full-Time Jobs

Americans Already Work Two Extra Full-Time Jobs

No matter what we are doing, we are now typically simultaneously consuming media in some form.
3 min read