recent posts Posted by Carson W on May 9, 2013
“Money can’t buy happiness,” or so the saying goes. What, then, are we to make of the barrage of articles like these:The New York Times: “If You’ve Got the Money, Honey, You May Be a Little Bit Happier“
The Wall Street Journal:... Posted by Carson W on May 2, 2013
Today is National Day of Reason, and boy does this world need it. The news has been full of story after story of reason’s importance to the flourishing of humanity and the dangers that await us if we ignore reason:We continued to mourn with the victims of... Posted by Carson W on Jan 4, 2013
Scientists and sociologists have long debated and puzzled over two seemingly unrelated facts: continually rising IQ rates, and continually falling crime rates. We may have had the explanation in front of us for over decades: lead.
A “partial replacement” of... Posted by Carson W on Dec 16, 2012
In the wake of the heart-wrenching tragedy at a Connecticut elementary school, many are calling for new laws restricting firearms, especially to the mentally ill. We have to step back and ask, “will any of the proposed legislation actually save any... Posted by Carson W on Nov 21, 2012
A healthy government protects personal freedom without regard for wealth, class, or place of birth. Governments fail to do this by either failing to protect those rights – as in Somalia – or by actually infringing upon them – as is the trend in the... Posted by Carson W on Nov 4, 2012
A recent survey from Onetest claims to have found that “Money buys happiness – Up to a point.” News organizations and blogs have published pieces with similarly bad conclusions.
We’re a little bit obsessed with research-backed methods of... Posted by Chase on Oct 12, 2012
Ethics can be a tricky issue, but it need not be so in many ways. When it is difficult to make a decision it is often not for a lack of information, but because we are lost in a swarm of details and hypotheticals. By isolating the essential details and identifying a...