Demand deeds, not words. Claims of values demand clear demonstrations. In the language of modern American politics (and surely elsewhere), one word has become debased currency. Values. When Bill Clinton said, “I […]
Climate disruption denial: a natural by-product of libertarian values
Libertarians who feel that their personal liberty is threatened by industrial climate disruption are more susceptible than most to confirmation bias and motivated reasoning. That’s why so many libertarians deny the reality of industrial climate disruption.
Libertarians, engineers, and climate disruption denial: part 1 – libertarians
Libertarians and engineers are often found among the vocal minority of people who deny the reality of industrial climate disruption. Part 1 of a series discusses recent research into the moral values and personality traits of libertarians.
Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #113: Seth's Near-Death
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
ArtSunday: Let the musicians die
Every once in awhile I come across unrelated stories that somehow associate themselves in my mind. Take these, for instance: First, I hope you saw Lex’s tribute to Starchild (given name, Gary […]
Waste not want not (Blog Action Day)
I have no doubt that the climate is changing, nor that it will continue to change. It seems reasonably well established that the Earth has gone through extreme climate swings in the […]
Republicans are "rebranding": round up the usual suspects
You have to love the headline: GOP set to launch rebranding effort WASHINGTON (CNN) – Coming soon to a battleground state near you: a new effort to revive the image of the […]
Meanings, pt. 2: a crisis of prevailing values
by Michael Tracey It isn’t just that there is an appetite for scandal, sex, sleaze, death narratives, it is also that feeding such appetites can be very profitable. The fact is that […]