People want an authority to tell them how to value things, but they choose this authority not based on facts or results. They choose it because it seems authoritative and familiar — and I’m not and never have been familiar. — Michael Burry, The Big Short On results alone, Amir Rahbar is a great tennisContinue reading “If That’s Your Best — Your Best Won’t Do”
This post was prompted by my former tennis partner who’d rather believe in the fantasy of his skills than take some hard criticism and step up his game: Like most of America willing to do anything to cement how they see themselves. I got back into tennis a year ago and decided to hire someContinue reading “Some People Are NeveReady”
There is no measure for how asinine these acolytes are in defending the indefensible — automatons devoid of rational thought & manners. Your behavior has not an atom of integrity, courtesy, curiosity, courage, decency: Or any virtue of any kind On evidence involving artillery rockets and material properties of centrifuge rotors — the apostles ofContinue reading “Behold the Legacy of Your Beloved Sowell: Disciples on Duty”
The smorgasbord of sub-cultures has created another dimension of delusion in America: Hardening minds not broadening them. The commentary in these communities speaks volumes about social media & the state of society: Habitually slinging self-congratulations and high praise for purveyors of virtue: Virtues that vanish the second they’re called to put them to the test.Continue reading “Tolstoy’s Not Talkin’ About Me — He’s Talkin’ About You”
Pursuing aims in ways that predictably damage your cause is bad enough. But once the outcome becomes clear, it’s beyond belief that you refuse to reflect on your methods. Even if you’re right and have the best of intentions, if you’re not smart in making your moves, you can exponentially worsen the problem you’re addressingContinue reading “Unschooled in Adjustment”
[A] man whose whole life has been about the search for truth and insights into the nature of the human experience. — Dr. John Dale Dunn: Thomas Sowell, Monument to Intelligent Insight If you’re gonna write an article elevating someone & and the standards they espouse, shouldn’t your response to being challenged — reflect theContinue reading ““Thomas Sowell, Monument to Intelligent Insight””
“I stand by that” does not make baseless beliefs magically have merit. But even the most intelligent minds will sling such absurdity to blindly defend their interests: Doing cosmic disservice to the very thing they’re defending. Then merrily move along — as they gotta get back to griping about others who behave as they doContinue reading ““Water is Not Wet — And I Stand by That””
Will Smith overreacted in a culture that overreacts on everything. Take this new feature in Microsoft Word, for instance. Such over-the-top engineering of sensitivity has gotten totally out of hand, and it’s an example of unintended consequences from good intentions. Excessive sensitivity breeds hypersensitivity — and that is the poisonous atmosphere in which Will reacted.Continue reading “America Calls for Accountability — As Long as it’s Not Calling on You”
If someone of Loury’s caliber called your writing “brilliant” and was “blown away” by your site and signed up — you’d probably find it as uplifting as I did. But would you challenge that person on something practically baked into their DNA — knowing you’d likely to lose ’em? On the biggest and most costlyContinue reading “Glenn Loury was a Great Man — Until He Wasn’t”
It was a picture-perfect weddingWe had the whole world at our feetEveryone thought we wereHeading down a lovers easy street We’d have a house out in the countryA picket fence, the whole nine yardsThey said our love would last foreverIt was written in the stars WrongI should have known it all alongWhen the future looksContinue reading “Behold the Legacy of Your Beloved Sowell: Part V”
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