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This tweet raises a few questions:
Is working for the rest of one’s life a worthy goal?
Is work depressing? Should we strive for a life of work or something else?
Do “dream jobs” exist, and should we try to pursue them?
Is the idea of a “dream job” a form of “capitalistic conditioning”?
First, let’s ...more
Here is how I built a high-performance WordPress website in AWS Lightsail for aier.org. While low-traffic blogs can be hosted on a shared hosting service or a cheap VPC, if your site hosts millions of visitors each month, you will need a more ambitious service-oriented architecture.
The key to high-performance WordPress is a service-oriented architecture that splits ...more
- According to a recent survey by Zogby Interactive, the Internet is by far the most popular source of information and the preferred choice for news ahead of television, newspapers, and radio. The majority of Americans now prefer the Internet as their primary and most reliable source of news. Specifically, online publications are preferred over social ...more
- I've seen people lose their Bitcoin in every way imaginable, and I want to help you avoid the most common mistakes. Are you thinking long-term? Will your storage medium last 10 years? Will your family be able to access it in the event of your death? Have you considered that the same events that will ...more
- Why are some people successful -- financially, socially, and romantically, while others stagnate and never amount to anything?
The Abundance Mindset
Successful people share many traits, but I think one key attribute is the abundance mindset.
The abundance mindset sees the universe as full of opportunity -- for friendship, love, and financial success. By contrast, the scarcity mindset ...more
- Few people would openly admit that they prefer irrational treatments and doctors. But most people do in fact advocate irrational health practices – using pseudonyms for “irrational” as “holistic,” “alternative,” “homeopathic” and the deadly “natural.”
Medicine requires reason
The human body operates according to certain causal principles. If we wish to make a change in our health, ...more
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The role of a jury is to apply the law to the facts
A trial ought to be, a fact-finding process, conducted in order to determine whether pre-existing legal principles are applicable to a specific case. It should not be a religious, philosophical, or political discourse – that is, the rules by which guilt ...more
- There is no objective criteria for what rate of interests is "usury"
Usury originally meant the practice of charging interest on loans. Sometime during Medieval times, the charging interest as such became politically acceptable and the term change to mean charging excessive interest rates. However, there is no objective definition of what a “fair” interest rate ...more
- It is often said that “special interests” are to blame for economic problems and corruption. But “special interests” are only a symptom, not the cause of the disease.
Pressure groups are inherent in a mixed economy
In a populist democracy with a mixed economy, every group that participates in the political system is a “special interest”, with ...more
- What is philosophy?
Philosophy is the field that looks at the most basic, universal questions about existence. While other sciences study certain aspects of things, or certain types of things, philosophy is concerned with the most abstract questions about existence and man's role in it. Philosophy asks questions such as: How can we know what is ...more