Tag Archives: Opinion

Irrationalities

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I’ve been hearing a lack of reason in the current debate over how to deal with our violent culture, including through gun control.  I can’t go very deep with this subject, because the flaws in these arguments are so obvious, but I still feel the need to give some simple reactions. Continue reading

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Filed under Ethics and Morality, humor

Are We Better Off?

So I guess it’s supposed to be the election of 1980 all over again, and the relevant question assumes that I and everyone else must base “better” solely on whether we have more money. Continue reading

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Filed under Ethics and Morality, Thinking about thinking

Maybe I Need a Hug

Saints preserve us, I’m going to talk politics, sort of.  I try not to, because the way people talk politics is so limiting, exclusionary and insensitive I get upset and angry just being exposed to it.  I’m married to an ex-news writer, but I generally ask her to don headphones if she intends to watch news in my presence. Continue reading

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Filed under debt, Ethics and Morality, Television

Kill Tech

I don’t write about political topics in this space because I don’t think I have much to add to the discussion that isn’t already being better written by others.  I’m making an exception because I think this topic is as much historical-cultural as it is political. Continue reading

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Filed under Emotions, Ethics and Morality, Technology

I’m Not an Expert

…but I play one on TV.

(Today I’m writing in the guise of my alter ego, Captain Obvious.)

Not everyone is an expert.  We form opinions all the time, and those opinions may change as we grow older and gain a larger base of experience.  But being able to form an opinion doesn’t mean the one with the opinion is an expert. Continue reading

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Filed under Thinking about thinking