Category Archives: Social issues

Feminist kiteboarding

4 min read A friendly shout out to other weekend’s all-male kiteboarding gang:  Thank you for not assaulting me!  Seriously.  …

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Suffering and its discontents: Reflections on the Bronze Age Collapse

8 min read Once upon a time, there was a super-regional trade network of specialized economies that supported widespread prosperity …

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Nature, nurture, and disease transmission

4 min read Bipolar disorder afflicts about 3% of people.  Half of them have a bipolar parent. Therefore, what is …

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Legal originalism

19 min read Canonization of written law creates three problems over time:  social realities and ethical norms naturally evolve to …

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Paternalism, autonomy, and milk

8 min read Progressive-minded people love to ridicule the internal inconsistency of right-wing social conservatives.  Conservatives’ defining values are limited …

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Protected: Patriarchal millennials in hipster clothing: How men glorify the “prostitute experience” over the “girlfriend experience”… and why women forsake their own sexual and emotional gratification to accommodate them

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How the data revolution makes universal health insurance inevitable

14 min read The limit of U.S. healthcare policy as the data revolution progresses is single-payer, government-provided, universal health insurance.  …

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Kiteboarding and climate change

3 min read Colorado’s traditional 4-month snowkiting season on Lake Dillon only lasted 2 months this year.  It started late, …

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