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Of Paradigms and Anomalies: Thoughts on How We Model Our World

Humans are adept at building paradigms of our world – basically, models that enable us to understand and navigate various aspects of our reality.  Thus, for example, we have paradigms of how our workplace, family, political system, and, for those with an interest in...

Taking The Anxiety Out Of Clickwrap Agreements

So, you’re in a new app on your phone, say a dating site or a sign-up for some software, and this long legal agreement pops up with an “I agree” or “I accept” button at the bottom.  The agreement might be labelled “Terms and Conditions,” “User Agreement,” or “Privacy...

The Moral Imperative of Reparations for Black Americans

The issue of reparations for Black Americans reemerges from time to time, but it invariably garners little traction in the end.  Indeed, it is a controversial and complicated matter.  There are critics who oppose them because they do not feel that reparations are...

Communism as Ideological Bogeyman

Few topics are as treacherous to tread in American political discourse than Marxist/Communist thought.  (In this post I will use the terms “Marxist” and “Communist” interchangeably, as Marx was the primary author of The Communist Manifesto.)  Indeed, one might say...

A Look at the Elderly Homeless — An Alarming Picture

The issue . . . It is a sad tragedy of modern America that nearly 50,000 of our older citizens live without stable housing. Living either on the streets or in temporary shelters, these extremely vulnerable individuals suffer from physical and mental health problems...