Sep 282017
 

It is easy to mistake the destruction of one’s world-view for the destruction of the world.

Sep 272017
 

Not so long ago people were enslaved by other than comfort, choice, and convenience.

Sep 262017
 

To become a god, first stay out of sight.

Sep 252017
 

Actual tyrannies require courage to oppose.

Sep 222017
 

It would have occurred to approximately no one in history to ask if what he was doing made him happy.

Sep 212017
 

Influential books usually have a few readers, who usually have a great many.

Sep 202017
 

There’s no harm in opinions, as long as you don’t believe them.

Sep 182017
 

A class of failed disciplines — psychiatry, education, macroeconomics — unable to raise the mean, lower the variance and declare victory.

Sep 162017
 

If policy simply achieved its ends, a new outlet would have to be found for the ingenuity expended in its defense.

Sep 152017
 

It is in fields where expertise is dubious or bogus that practitioners stress the importance of deferring to expertise.