You’ve gotta love serious people.
“Dan,” my new friend from the superfluous class, showed up to Jay’s precisely on time. And he didn’t waste my time with a confirmation call; he just did what he said. Continue reading “The Rise of the Superfluous Class, Part 2”
Jay’s Bar, my hangout back in the 1990s – through the heady years of the early internet, the cypherpunks, and the all-out gas that was the digital gold economy – seems to be coming back to its glory.
Continue reading “The Rise of the Superfluous Class, Part 1”
A few hundred years ago it was a standard medical practice to bleed sick people, to make cuts in various parts of their bodies and to drain blood from them. Most people submitted to this useless and frequently harmful treatment without question.
Would you have been one of them? Continue reading “The Gospel of Radicalism”
You’re in a bad situation; you’re depressed, frightened, and need a solution. I’ll do my best to give you one. But first, please believe me that I know what it’s like to be in desperate circumstances.
I’m offering you advice, earned the hard way. What you do with it will be your choice, but unlike politicians, I’m not trying to get anything from you and my plan actually works. Continue reading “To the College Student Drowning in Debt and the Single Mother Who Can’t Afford Insurance”
The other day a friend contacted me, looking for an article that explained why centralization is bad. At first I was sure there had to be many, but I came up dry. Hence today’s article. Continue reading “Six Reasons Why Centralization Is Bad”
You work long, hard days, but you never have enough to be secure. Your husband or wife probably works too, and yet you still never get ahead. Now think about this: Your great-grandparents worked hard, and they did get ahead. You work just as hard, but you don’t make the same progress.
Was great-grandpa really that much better than you? Not likely. So, how was it that he could get ahead on one income, but you can’t? Continue reading “You’ve Been Robbed”
In the US, something like 100 million people have “dropped out of the workforce,” and the situation is often worse in Europe. The ruling systems of the West have made these people superfluous. If you’re one of them, I’m sorry. It’s a horrible thing. Continue reading “So, You’ve Been Made Superfluous…”
For clarity, let’s define “evil” as “the willful abuse of other humans.”
By this definition, any person or persons who purposely manipulate other humans to their own ends – anything from tricking them into a bad business deal to extorting money from them to murdering them – are engaging in evil. Continue reading “Evil Is Weak”
A number of people seem to freak out when I write a piece like this, but it’s a huge mistake to define ourselves by what we’re against, and darkness is not all that exists in the world. Continue reading “We Are Great”
Most people, sad to say, are too rushed, frightened, and confused to think about what they really want out of life. They are hustled through school, forced into long-term decisions before they’re ready to face them, then held to those decisions. Continue reading “Hustled Through Life”