So, in a few weeks we have local elections, and I just got the card that allows me to vote. Local and EU elections are the only ones I am allowed to vote in because Denmark has horribly undemocratic voting regulations. I briefly considered who to vote for but I don’t really know any of […]
Why Do I Know and They Believe?
According to a tired cliche, the victors write history. Similarly, classifying an event as a protest, a coup, or a riot also depends on one’s perspective. But why don’t we try walking a mile in somebody else’s shoes for once… Last night, tens or hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Congress and interrupted […]
Schrödinger’s Immigrant and Crushing Fascism
Here’s a juicy one in a totally non-controversial field: immigration. Today at work, the topic of Schrödinger’s immigrant came up, as it does. Schrödinger’s immigrant is the idea that immigrants simultaneously “take all our jobs” and “are unemployed and exploit the social system.” This paradox is of course named after Schrödinger’s cat, which is locked in […]
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Is Economy Modern-Day Astrology?
An acquaintance posted something socialist with a comment comparing economics to astrology the other day. The comparison intrigued me, not because I agreed nor because I found it ridiculously outrageous, but because it wonderfully illustrates the problem people on either side of the political spectrum (not to be confused with the autism spectrum, though the […]
Your Political Ideology is a Religion
I was contemplating a more trolling headline like “socialism is religion” or “liberalism is religion,” but realized it was too click-baity and I couldn’t be bothered to make two copies of the post with each headline to really reel in those sweet sweet clicks. Just imagine it says something really offensive to you. Long ago, I […]