economics

What is the media distracting us from?

The media has had a sordid history of distraction, misdirection, disinformation, and all sorts of malicious propaganda. That's why I've never owned a TV and haven't "consumed" any mainstream media in years, except occasionally to poke fun at the lies. Illegal radiation experiments Have you ever wondered why O.J. Read more [...]

Americans are poorer today than they were 60 years ago

Not just Americans, actually, but people all throughout the West. You used to be able to afford to pay for a family with 3-5 kids on one income and still be middle class. Now, both parents have to work, and even with only 2 kids they barely end up in the middle class, burdened by debt for their entire lives, living well outside their means until they retire. If they get to retire. In the 1910's, a teenager used to be able to work for 3 months over the summer and pay for an entire year of tuition at a private college. Now, that's a laughable proposition... Read more [...]

Airport security is a sham

I’m flying tomorrow, so that means it’s that time of year where I’m treated like cattle by the TSA again. It’s worth taking this moment to ponder why we even have the TSA. And airport security is no better in other countries. Trust me, I’ve flown a lot. Airport security is an example of “security theater”. Read more [...]