I discovered Russian car cam videos a while back, and today I read an article that explains why all those crashes happen:Russians have had trouble shaking off one stereotype for centuries: razgildyaistvo, or negligence and carelessness. Razgildyaistvo, some say, is as Russian as long, cold winters — a Russian institution of its own making.How accurate … Continue reading That it explains it!
Life is easy when people operate in their own self-interests:Broomstick:
Following my post on "cashless communism", I'd like to address why democracy doesn't work, either.There's a story (and I blatantly paraphrase) of Ben Franklin being asked what form of government had came out the Constitutional convention, to which he replied "A Republic if you can keep it.". This sentiment was strong amongst the Founding Fathers, that a … Continue reading A Republic if you can keep it
I watch the keywords that lead people to this site, and one from this week caught my attention. Somehow through the magic of search engines, someone looking for the phrase "cashless communism" was directed here. I'm not sure how that happened, but I thought I would expound on the topic for fun.DefinitionsSo first, lets define … Continue reading Cashless communism
What isn't said in the summary below is why adults don't like to wear bicycle helmets: They make you look like a dork. To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets: Hugh Pickens writes in about the detrimental effects of mandatory helmet laws (at least as applied to adults): "Elisabeth Rosenthal writes that in the United States … Continue reading Why adults don’t like bicycle helmets
Thoughts on myths from a true academian:How and why do myths arise?:Myth: A Very Short IntroductionBy Robert A. SegalIt is trite to say that one’s pet subject is interdisciplinary. These days what subject isn’t? The prostate? But myth really is interdisciplinary. For there is no study of myth as myth, the way, by contrast, there … Continue reading How and why do myths arise?
This post is on a topic that weighs heavily on my mind given that I am in the throes of completing my last course before being awarded a Master of Science in Management. My comments follow:Liberating the Liberal Arts—and Making Higher Education Affordable:By Andrew J. CoulsonIf you wanted a liberal arts education in 1499, you … Continue reading Is a degree worth it?