The writing is on the wall for anyone who is willing to look at it: We cannot outsource our thinking to “experts” and expect to remain free. Doug Casey has an interesting take on why we are doing less critical thinking than ever.
It’s getting harder to keep track of all the politically correct things for which we’re allegedly guilty. For instance, we’re no longer supposed to find some people more attractive than others. Robert Weissberg says that “lookism” is the newest form of bigotry.
Retail theft is no longer being treated as a crime in the Bay Area. As a result, some businesses are rethinking staying in business there. Andrea Widburg explains that what’s happening in San Francisco goes far beyond shoplifting.
If I could have a superpower, I’d lean heavily toward being able to see the future. Isaac Morehouse has a terrific essay on how asking the right questions about technology can help us see the future–in some ways.