For the first time in my life as a market consumer, I cannot run to Walmart and get any grocery item I want. For the first time, I cannot turn a random impulse entering my brain into an Amazon package on my porch two days later. For the first time, I’m being forced to put my consumerism and materialism in check. Continue reading Materialism Might be Dying. Good Riddance.
It is impossible to predict when exactly American life will return to normal, if ever at all. The virus has exposed serious weaknesses in our government’s ability to respond to such a disaster and Americans have been forced to re-evaluate their values and priorities. Eventually travel and business restrictions will be lifted, however, it seems obvious that both the free market and legislators must seriously consider how to prevent and prepare for the next viral outbreak or general disaster. Where capital is invested in the future will be a hot topic of conversation once the smoke clears. How employers operate and consumers purchase will also change. Continue reading A Post-COVID-19 America
Each of us is used to being bribed. It’s not as directly as when members of Congress accept bribes but it is quite real. Let’s start with the bribery we’re both familiar with. I’ll be blunt, whenever a Republican and Democrat square off for the presidency, while I will likely vote for the libertarian, anybody else, or nobody at all, I actually do have a … Continue reading Bribery During COVID-19
I saw this brief passage being shared around by some of my friends on social media today, and loved it. I haven’t been able to confirm an original source for it yet, but I wanted to share it still. Continue reading Healing
It’s not a radical boast to say that racism has been losing steam. White nationalism is rightly and frequently taken to task. Just a mere decade ago, moronic statements from these lunatics were usually accompanied by some kind of explanation as to why the quote in question was foolish. Now, they can be presented without comment and the person making the statement will possibly find … Continue reading Racism and Sexism Suffer Another Market Defeat