Index & Archive of Posts

A warning about my own reliability before we begin:

A little learning is a dangerous thing ;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring :
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.

But sadly, there is not just one Pierian spring, and who has time to drink deeply from all of them? Certainly not I, but I remain tempted to sample each spring. In other words, I’m a fool come to fill your brain with errors, and if you’re not careful I’ll succeed. I know a fair bit of philosophy & psychology, and a reasonable chunk of economics, everything beyond this is thin.

AI

AI does not merely abide: Contra the Lebowski Theorem

Amateur hour Political Science:

Americans are Generally Conflict Theorists

Heading Left: The Stories of People who Have Moved From the Political Right to the Left 

The Class Composition of Voters for Front National, A French Far Right Party

Internet Searches Increasingly Favour the Left Over the Right of Politics

Let’s End the Myth That Poor and Working Class People don’t Support Redistribution

If Anything Black Democrats are More Passionate About Economic Justice than White Democrats

Amateur Hour Sociology

What I wish Science-Fiction Authors Understood About Disasters

Googling Habits Suggest We are Getting a Lot More Anxious

Suicide Rates and Artistic Tastes, Google as a Window to the Soul

Money Makes the World go Round: The Case for Materialist Explanations in Social Science

Amateur hour Studies of Religion:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Origins of Religion

Life advice, applied interpersonal ethics etc.

An Apologia for Apologies

Marxism, communism the left generally and political theory

Seeing like a communist

The egalitarian past (and future?) of politics

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