Everything is negotiable on the right (and left)

If you enjoy this article check out my book, I’ve made it free to help you self-quarantine: https://deponysum.com/2020/03/30/something-to-read-in-quarantine-essays-2018-to-2020/ I've heard people express the following astonishments: "Why are conservatives arguing for everyone to go back to work? Aren't conservatives supposed to have stronger disgust and fear-of-disease instincts?" "Why do conservatives so often viciously criticise Democrats who had … Continue reading Everything is negotiable on the right (and left)

A brief comment on the problem of US government

If you enjoy this article check out my book, I’ve made it free to help you self-quarantine: https://deponysum.com/2020/03/30/something-to-read-in-quarantine-essays-2018-to-2020/ I've seen people in the US say things like: "While the NHS works very well in many ways compared to the American health system, the British government isn't the American government. The American government is much better at … Continue reading A brief comment on the problem of US government

Putting a minimum lower bound on the COVID-19 death rate

If you enjoy this article check out my book, I’ve made it free to help you self-quarantine: https://deponysum.com/2020/03/30/something-to-read-in-quarantine-essays-2018-to-2020/ First of all, let me be clear that I am an absolute amateur. Be warned, lest I infect the world with misinformation. I'm putting this out there to try and refine a minimum lower bound for the death … Continue reading Putting a minimum lower bound on the COVID-19 death rate

Ugly, self-centred conversations

If you enjoy this article check out my book, I’ve made it free to help you self-quarantine: https://deponysum.com/2020/03/30/something-to-read-in-quarantine-essays-2018-to-2020/ My least favourite kind of conversation is talking to people whose goals are centred on conversations. Some examples: People who think good politics is centred on the right representations in discourse- use of the right shibboleths, avoidance of … Continue reading Ugly, self-centred conversations

Interesting political and interpersonal properties of N-Numbers of people

If you enjoy this article check out my book, I’ve made it free to help you self-quarantine: https://deponysum.com/2020/03/30/something-to-read-in-quarantine-essays-2018-to-2020/ A lifetime of observing interpersonal relationships with a sometimes weirdly clinical bent has led to the following observations about the properties of different group sizes: 2 people is obviously the smallest number of people that can have interpersonal … Continue reading Interesting political and interpersonal properties of N-Numbers of people