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+ While we are on this subject of immunity of the body, we should mention the fact that though we long ago abolished debtors’ prisons, we do have prisons for those who violate the income-tax laws. We can cheat one another with impunity, but not the government. So thorough and so ruthless is the machinery…

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Skin in the Game

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a genius. I have read two of his books, and his approach to finance and markets is revolutionizing the industry. Whether it be the concept of Black Swans, the application of Mandlebrotian distribution curves to financial events, or the Via Negativa as a way of life, the guy sure seems to…

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The Problem of Evil

The problem of evil is the one that keeps the anti-theists coming back, and it should be the hardest for even the religious to reconcile with their belief in a good diety…

From the series Catholicism, with Fr. Barron:

Speed Doesn’t Kill

Numerous studies throughout the years have tried to determine the effect speed has on vehicle deaths. Nearly all of them have found that speed is not the determining factor in an accident or a death resulting from an accident. In fact, the addition of an HOV lane has proven to be much more dangerous than…

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