Everything – A book of aphorisms
Oct 032022
 

Even public relations suffers from science-envy: it is no accident that Relativity came between Barnum and Bernays.

Sep 282022
 

Moral philosophy warns us sternly against deriving ought from is, when it is far more common, and pernicious, to derive is from ought.

Sep 272022
 

To engage in morally dubious activities on a small scale, you have to pay off the local politicians and police. On a large scale it becomes necessary to endow chairs at Harvard.

Sep 262022
 

At every public lecture the audience, no matter how small, includes at least one member who doesn’t have a question, exactly, more like a comment.

Sep 232022
 

Crime is like most problems: you don’t need to know the cause to fix it.