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Will Social Security Benefits get cut
27 Jul 2022

Will Social Security Benefits get cut

The result, according to Social Security Administration trustees say it is that either the payroll taxes must be increased or benefits must be reduced. My message is that Social Security benefits will not be reduced. My assumption is that the payroll tax won’t be increased. However, it’s

All about Adam Smith’s Technology, and Liberty
27 Jul 2022

All about Adam Smith’s Technology, and Liberty

Adam Smith is often called the father of capitalism. It’s certainly certain that Smith saw the value in an economic system that Smith called natural liberty, in which people could make use of their talents and resources according to their own preferences in a market-based system. But a popular

easy steps to fall in the love with reading
28 Jul 2022

easy steps to fall in the love with reading

There’s no have to be told that you need to read more. You’re likely to have a hard time finding the time to do reading, and it’s like a burden similar to achieving your daily goals for exercise or drinking more water. It’s not just you. At the beginning of 2021, almost 25% o

What do you do to admit that you’re not right
28 Jul 2022

What do you do to admit that you’re not right

Julia Strand was confident in her findings from science when they were published in 2018. Strand’s study showed that when a circular beam of light was in a noisy space, the participants spent less time paying attention to their conversation partners and were more responsive than those with no

The Persuasion of Netflix is a total catastrophe.
28 Jul 2022

The Persuasion of Netflix is a total catastrophe.

(L to R) Hardy Yusuf as Charles Musgrove, Jake Same as James Musgrove, and Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot in Persuasion. Nick Wall/Netflix It’s difficult to quantify how awful Netflix’s Persuasion is and in how many ways. A spoof of the hit TV shows Bridgerton Persuasion is an i

What If cash-based gifting doesn’t work anymore
28 Jul 2022

What If cash-based gifting doesn’t work anymore

Find the most effective ways to be good. I’m a big advocate of cash. Like most of you, I’m pro-people-giving-me-cash, but more generally, I think handing out unrestricted currency, whether in paper or digital form, is an underrated and efficient way to help people. As we’ve reporte