1/22/21 – Release Radar Favorites

I get a weekly release radar with new songs from artists that I follow on Spotify. This article notes my favorite songs from the past week: Standing in the Storm, August Burns Red Kärlek Slutar Alltid Med Bråk, Molly Sandén Everything, 3LAU Use Me, Emerald Royce Anxious, Dennis Lloyd The Blessing, Elevation Worship New Day, … Read more 1/22/21 – Release Radar Favorites

Jack Dorsey, a Plausible Libertarian

I’ve listened to Jack Dorsey talk a few times including his discussions with Joe Rogan and Lex Friedman. Dorsey is CEO of Twitter and Square. Twitter is a revolutionary social media app and Square is a revolutionary payment processing app. Dorsey is technical in that he actually programs and he co-founded Twitter including technical code … Read more Jack Dorsey, a Plausible Libertarian

In Favor of Cultural Appropriation

While working out this morning, I was attacked by white guilt. I was listening to rap. Isn’t this cultural appropriation? Yes, and that’s a good thing. Later that morning I asked a white friend if she liked rap. She said yes, but mainly white rappers. I thought, “I could imagine a white-guilt-stricken person developing this … Read more In Favor of Cultural Appropriation

Don’t Give Your Property Manager Free Rent

It’s an industry norm that property managers often (usually?) get reduced rent as part of their compensation. I was suspicious there was some interesting employer tax deduction here, as is the case with many industrial employee benefits. After becoming a landlord myself and conducting research as part of an apartment complex purchase, it turns out … Read more Don’t Give Your Property Manager Free Rent

Measures and Psychology of Evil

Getting a large amount of quality data on evil people is hard to do. Case studies about people regarded as evil may be insightful, but the sample size is low and one wonders about other data reliability problems such as the authorship of history by the victor and the problems of popular science. Survey methods … Read more Measures and Psychology of Evil

The 5-Link Chain of Great Black Thinkers

Today is Juneteenth, and we are in the midst of both a pandemic and a movement for social justice. Black lives matter, so how can we empower our black brothers and sisters, as well as other minorities? If we are convinced that conservatism is true, which I am, then we should look to conservative Great … Read more The 5-Link Chain of Great Black Thinkers