On confusion about the relation between moral and material goods

It happened again recently. A man claiming "righteousness" used recent surplus in material goods as evidence both of his righteousness and the law that righteousness and surplus in material goods are proportional. This pseudo-law has a long history especially in a culture influenced heavily by the ancient Jewish texts, but it also approximates a much …

Stability and relativity

Stability is either real or relative to the experience of the consciousness of the changing object. I am inclined to say everything (every thing) changes while hedging before saying that all of reality can be categorized under thinghood. So, everything changes. The speed of the changes measured relative to the consciousness experiencing the changes makes …

Speaking truth non-revolutionarily

I do not speak revolutionarily. I do not say what I say in order to initiate anything accept awareness. To know where one is comes after knowing what one is. I focus on the former here. The latter is more important and much of what I say about the former depends on the latter. But, …

Inheritance tax

It is quite something that "we" live under a regime that targets saving first, and then giving to our most cherished children second (or whoever stands to inherit), for extra confiscation. To disincentivize saving (not spending and not investing but what is required for investing), savings being the foundation of having something to give as …

Forgetting versus denying

Forgetting and appearing often are indistinguishable on the outside. This is the problem with externals. Judging by externals leaves internals under determined. It is no accident that the sages focused so on internals. The late (compared to Buddha, Lao Tzu, Socrates) Jesus may have died in the effort to make the point so unrelentingly did …

On Defunding Police and other “reforms” (oh the reformer!)

I will admit their imperfection as I will admit my own and yours. As to the significance of the imperfection and who is most harmed by it I will leave you to your investigation. But do not cherry pick data. That is for me and for you. Some are creating an environment in which rational …

The Relation Between Production and Aid

Isabel Paterson made this most clear to me. Or, it was when I was reading her words that it became the most clear to me. It is one of those intuitively certain points that has radical implications for policy on the micro and macro level. Production must take precedence over aid. When the demand for …

A letter to the young in transition from child to adult.

Aristotle says, in the Nicomachean Ethics that lectures on political science should not be wasted on the young. Then he tells his reader why: the young are inexperienced and passionate. The point should be well taken. Those guided by passion with little clue what is actually out there are not suitable listeners to discourse on …