Something that has harmed even more people than the coronavirus over the past year has been the virus of learned helplessness. Peter Van Buren has a marvelous article on how we’ve been gradually trained to stop trying to fight back when things go wrong.
Here’s a seemingly innocent question that might send a chill up your spine: Is it possible to live without a computer of any kind? I’m mildly ashamed to admit that I felt honest to goodness anxiety as I read this article by Andrew Trovolusci. Not sure what that means but it definitely made me think.
I’m sure most politicians mean well (wink) but why on earth can’t they just leave the gig economy alone? Sheldon Richman makes a strong defense of innovation and explains why it’s under attack from the political class.