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Social Libertarianism
Apr 23, 2007, 10:10p - Culture
Pure libertarianism, while disproportionately popular among several of my friends and among the privileged, is neither a feasible nor a compassionate philosophy for social living. As much as I value my independence and want people to stop butting into each other's business, libertarianism will not work as a solution to the overreach of government and our culture of victimization. I, ... more »

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Walls of Wealth
Jan 16, 2007, 10:58a - Culture
Why do we build walls?

As early as the 3rd century BC with the Great Wall of China, wealthy civilizations have made it their business to erect physical barriers for what they saw to be encroachments on their territory. Land is second only to human capital as the greatest source of wealth and power. We see the instinct to ... more »

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Our Culture of Caution
Jan 2, 2007, 3:24a - Culture
Last Saturday, Becca, my mom and I took Zoe on a walk in my parent's neighborhood in Santa Monica. I've always hated walking Zoe on a leash - imagine what it would feel like if your parents walked you on a leash when you were little. It seems like a violation of a primal freedom. Of course, most of the ... more »

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Easy, New, Free, Rare
Jul 5, 2005, 10:52p - Culture
Our culture can be mashed together, boiled down, and crystallized into just four simple adjectives: "easy", "new", "free", and "rare".

We spend much of our time inventing easier ways of doing things. Google is a very easy way to look up information; Starbucks is a very easy way to get coffee; the car is the easiest way to travel short ... more »

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