Pathological Altruism

The digital age, many have argued, has given rise to a greater number of psychopaths and sociopaths than ever before. Whether it is our engagement with screens instead of human beings or some other factor, the truth is that more people seem to be self-absorbed today than in times past. Many would believe the least…

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Oligarchy America

This is so painfully obvious that it could be an Onion article… The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded. The report, entitled Testing Theories of American…

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The Middle Ages & the Church

Those who are ignorant of history and in contempt of religion find the historical moral case against the Catholic Church much stronger than it is. One of the cases that many believe to be made very easily is that after the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Church became a controlling evil hoarder of knowledge…

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Will Robots Take Our Jobs?

A common contention among lay and professional economists alike is that the mechanization of labor will cause unemployment. Any small amount of proper economics lessons (see Bastiat’s call to ban the sun) will rid a believer of this Luddite stupidity. In actuality, labor saving devices make us more wealthy. Your lecture this week is a…

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