Defending Selfishness and Questioning Altruism (on Ayn Rand’s philosophy)

Let us put aside “conventional wisdom” and look at an “unpopular opinion”: why selfishness has its virtues, and altruism has its flaws. On Ayn Rand’s philosophy.

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Does meritocracy lack merit? A critique from “The Meritocracy Trap”

For Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovitz, the word “meritocracy” is ironically named – he argues the meritocratic ideal both lacks “merit” and creates a new form of aristocracy that hurts social mobility. This article looks at takeaways from his book, “The Meritocracy Trap”.

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How Strangers Confused Spies and Diplomats (Reading “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell)

How come the best-trained spies & diplomats were unable to judge strangers correctly? Why do our interactions with strangers go wrong so often? Malcolm Gladwell shares insightful tips from real stories & research in his page-turner: “Talking to Strangers”.

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“All models are wrong, but some are useful”: Man’s Journey to Make Sense of the World

The world always makes sense. If you say something “does not make sense”, what really doesn’t make sense is your model of the world.

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Witch Hunt 2019 Version: On What Grounds Do You Stand?

“What if everything we are taught in economics 101 is not only wrong, but may even be setting us up for populism, dictatorship or revolution?” Wondering why that’s the case? Read more about a modern “witch hunt” in an “economy of deception” littered by “preference falsification”.

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[WTH & LOL] Episode #001: WTH should you listen to this podcast?

You’ve asked, I’ve listened: “WTH should you listen to this podcast?” I get it – you are busy, you are easily bored, and you have standards. You have asked this question because you have every right to as a listener. In this very 1st episode of the WTH & LOL podcast, I present two reasons…

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What Doesn’t Kill You Kills Again: A Game of Thrones in the War of the Roses

Churchill said: “In a war, you can only be killed once. But in politics, many times.” War is both a force that divides and a propaganda that unites. The War of Roses is a vivid example of how politics is a never-ending war with no triumph that is constant and with no threat that is fleeting.

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Call Me By My Rightful Name (Word Power Series #1)

What’s in a name? A lot – and a lot more than one typically takes for granted.

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