The Untruth Behind Privilege

So I usually try to give a little benefit of the doubt to young people who post stupid things on the Internet, at least if I see them trying to make some sense and apply some logic to their writing.  After all, they just don’t know any better and how are they supposed to learn […]

Opposing an Increase in the Minimum Wage

Recently, Swiss voters rejected a proposal that would have increased their minimum wage to the highest on earth.  Good. Maybe these countries are starting to see the insanity of throwing money at problems that are never solved by the throwing of money.  Now while I’m fine with having a minimum wage, you will never increase […]

The Realities of Minimum Wage

It’s really sad that I have to explain to people how things used to work, back when minimum wage actually did what it was supposed to do. Lots of people who just want to turn the minimum wage into a living wage are far too young to have been around when the things I’m going […]

10 Poverty “Myths” Not Busted At All

This is another one of those things that floats around the Internet, seeking some kind of validation, when it really makes no sense. What do you expect coming from the overly-emotional political left?  I actually saw this on Wil Wheaton’s Tumblr feed and while I like Wil, his politics are just as bad as most […]

Racism: Don Lemon Gets it Right

On a recent episode of The Bitchspot Report, we took some time and talked about some of the problems with education in America, especially, although it wasn’t planned that way, the way education is handled in the poor, predominantly black community.  Mike kept wanting to focus on those parents who actually care about their children’s […]

Free Will

There’s been a spate of articles over on Why Evolution is True regarding free will.  I’ve posted before on it, I think this is a good time to take another swing at it. My personal definition of “free will” is the ability to choose between a wide variety of available choices, without being unduly restricted […]

Solving the Poverty Problem

In a recent discussion on wealth redistribution, I noted that there are a lot of liberals who seem to think taking money from the wealthy, people who have made the money through entirely legal means, and giving it to people who have displayed a marked inability to make good financial and social decisions in their […]