Sunday, October 30, 2022

On Medium: Britain’s Libertarian Catastrophe and the “Science” of Economics

Here's an article about Prime Minister Liz Truss's libertarian catastrophe, and how the economists’ reaction to her failure in office reveals something about the nature of economics.

Friday, October 28, 2022

On Medium: Psychedelics: Forgotten Foundations of the Human Condition

Read on as I chart how psychoactive plants have shaped our species through history, religion, elitism, and the political divide between liberals and conservatives. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

On Medium: The Bogus Laws of Orthodox Economics

Read on about natural functions, economic casuistry, how sociality emerges from nature, and why the laws of orthodox, physics-envying economics are bogus.

Monday, October 24, 2022

On Medium: The Platitudes of Reconstructed Christianity

Read on about the superficiality of reconstructed, liberal Christianity, and about a modern spiritual counterculture that withstands scrutiny.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

On Medium: Ploys for Exaggerating the Scientific Status of Economics

Read on about economic rationality, subjective value, and the neoclassical economist’s magic tricks that made her discipline seem more scientific than it could be.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

On Medium: The Fake Stoicism of Ryan Holiday’s Self-Help Advice

Here's a critique of Ryan Holiday's pseudo-Stoic self-help advice, and an explanation of why his books nevertheless dominate the bookstore’s philosophy section.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

On Medium: The Cluelessness of Jordan Peterson’s “Conservative Manifesto”

Read on about Jordan Peterson's incoherent manifesto and where his “conservativism” lands in the struggle between humanism and barbarism.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

On Medium: The Last Laugh of the Intellectuals

Read on to reflect on the full scope of humanistic progress, and on how intellectuals might have the last laugh in the pessimistic version of liberal societies' future. 

Monday, October 10, 2022

On Medium: Deconstructed Faith and the Comeuppance of Americanized Christianity

Read on about how spiritual bedrock is corrosive to organized religion, and how the Christianity that survives its deconstruction may no longer be needed or relevant.

Friday, October 7, 2022

On Medium: Mind and Civilization as Simulacra

Here's an article about Jean Baudrillard’s concept of the hyperreal, some harbingers of hyperreality, and how the prevalence of simulacra fits into progressive history. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

On Medium: Is Economics a Pseudoscience?

Here's an article that asks whether economists' mathematical models are sufficiently scientific or whether economics needs also a humanistic culture of critical thinking that's lacking due to the field's politicization.

Monday, October 3, 2022

On Medium: The Age-old Catholic Mastery of Disneyfication

Read on about how the Church sanitized Roman polytheism, neutralized esoteric Christianity, and practiced Disneyfication long before Walt Disney co-created Mickey Mouse.