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The Politics of Ridicule

The Progressive Left’s Argumentum Ad Absurdum

Progressive politics, or leftism, poses as the moral light at the end of the tunnel. But if you point out the light is coming from a train’s headlights, they’ll say “you just hate heaven”. If you run away from the train to save yourself, they’ll drag you back to hell, because “nothing can stop change”.

A man with a baseball bat runs onto a football field during a live game. If you express worry he may injure someone, “you’re just a...

Gamification is the New Sleep Learning

Remember sleep learning? We were all going to learn to speak seven languages while asleep. But the system failed: students could repeat some of the content, but failed to grasp its meaning. Had sleep learning worked, education would have reduced human beings to programmable puppets. Wives could haved reprogrammed their husbands into better lovers and fathers. Pimps could have reprogrammed women into prostitutes.

But today’s craze—gamification—is no less useless. Take, for example, language...

The Overlooked Reason Why Trump Won the Election

Building an Alliance

Build that wall

When Donald Trump won the 2016 US election, media pundits scrambled to find an explanation. In their usual hurry, journalists from left to right blamed Trump’s election on uneducated white voters, supposedly fueled by a rising American populism. 

Conveniently blindsided, the media...

Why Airbnb’s Nondiscrimination Commitment Will Backfire

You can’t prove a negative. It’s easy to accuse someone of being racist, since all you need is to allege a single incident. But it’s impossible to defend yourself against such an accusation, because you can never prove you’re not a racist.

Today, Airbnb, the peer-to-peer apartment rental community, announced a “nondiscrimination commitment”. All users, both hosts and guests, are required to agree to an...

A Mental Fish Trap

What Happens When the Left Conflates Equality with Sameness

Just because media and academia lean to the left politically, it doesn’t mean the left’s worldview is right, especially when much of the left has grounded its thinking in self-delusion. For some time now, the left has been spinning a most dangerous mental ‘fish trap’ that Western societies appear unable to escape from, namely by conflating equality with sameness

There’s a serious and possibly fatal consequence attached to this, at...

A World without Owners

Why We Submitted to Financial Slavery and How We Can Be Free Again

Photo by Moyan Brenn | CC BY-NC

We all enjoy modern technological advances, whether it’s the internet or our favorite cereal brand. But the way society is organized today has captured our individual productivity in the benefit of financial elites. If we had not surrendered our productivity, we could earn up to four times as much wealth as we do today. The solution is to break away from centralized hierarchies towards smart decentralization. And we still get to keep our modern benefits.

Background: Bitcoin’s Innovation

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On Skill and Talent

When we reject people it is often because we failed to recognize their worth. The reason is that we confuse skill with talent. Many people who have a great skill in a certain area, for example a certain programming language, are frustrated to be reduce to just that skill. Higher-ups, people in management positions and even co-workers will mistake that specific skill with your whole personality.

Mentioning that you are good at programming Python suddenly...

What I Learned From Dealing with Clients

Here you’ll find five situations I learned to solve when dealing with clients.

1. The Promise of ‘More Work’

Morningtime has been developing websites for clients almost 2 years now. The most common trap I learned to avoid is the promise of more work. Clients approach me with a web project asking for a quote, but they are quick to remind me, if things go well, there will be a long term

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