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My “Cliff Notes” for Jaron Lanier’s 10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (2018)

INTRODUCTION WITH CATS Cats cooperate with you as it suits them but are never quite trainable. So why can’t we be more like them? ARGUMENT ONE:  YOU ARE LOSING YOUR FREE WILL You are in a cage that follows you around and spies on you for fun, profit and control. Behaviorism is a tool technocrats […]

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Who Is John Galt?

Ayn Rand is a polarizing figure. You may love her or hate her but she is hard to ignore. Rand was among the greatest champions of individuality in the 20th century, at a time when it was very much in vogue to believe that individuals count for little and have no rights other than what […]

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Horatio Alger’s Dead; No, No, He’s Outside Looking In

America has always loved rags to riches stories. We still like to see nobodies make good trough pluck or pep or whatever name that special quality goes by anymore. It is ironic that a book often cited as the ‘Great American Novel’ is The Great Gatsby, which is about how Ragged Dick gets rich by […]