This SMBC Cartoon – summarizes me quite well
Liberalism and conservatism started as ideology, but have evolved into anxiety disorders.
He’s been riding off free press coverage, with no spend on his part of anyone else’s. This is what our mass media selects for.
Machines taking jobs has been an interest of mine, since I read Tyler Cowen’s Average Is Over – and all the blog posts and what not since then.
Seemingly the best rule of thumb is that if you can do your job while a little drunk, then the machines are already on the way! The judgement of algorithms is good enough at this point to make up for what machines cannot determine.
The difference in years between right now and George W Bush’s election is the same as between Reagan and Goldwater. The difference between right now and Clinton’s first term is the difference between Reagan and Eisenhower! Granted, his second term, but still.
From somewhere on Pandora
Sick of being the Powerless Elite
A handy pejorative for your political opponents!
It occurred to me while listening to a podcast that my primary frustration with agnostics and atheists is the conflation of either a lack of thinking or a lack of imagination with “Reason”. I am an adherent to the Hoffer/Haidt notion that religion is (in part) a sense, that people have to varying degrees. I lack a sense for sushi, as well as jazz – such spectrum quirks should not be equated with logic, reason and thought.