My Fundamental Argument Against Socialism

Prices are pieces of information that facilitate coordination between actors. They communicate changing supply and demand conditions, allowing actors to make real-time, rational judgments about how they ought to allocate resources if they are to be efficient and if their ventures are to be successful. As Hayek writes, the price system is a “machinery for … Continue reading My Fundamental Argument Against Socialism

How sentimentalism steals from your happiness

Lots of people today—especially teens and young people—have an unhealthy obsession with “making memories” and trying to fully realize the value of an experience in real-time while it’s still happening. I call this real-time memorialization. It’s a form of cheap sentimentalism. It’s a way of avoiding the more uncomfortable emotions inherent in all of life’s … Continue reading How sentimentalism steals from your happiness

Borg on the three meanings of “faith”

I’ve taken these three points, quotes, and ideas from a poignant sermon by Marcus Borg. It’s on the meanings of the word “faith,” and what the differences between these three conceptions mean for the Christian life. Definitions of Faith Assent (or assensus): Faith as believing that something is true. It’s opposite is doubt or disbelief. … Continue reading Borg on the three meanings of “faith”

Sarah Coakley on how religions compare

Here’s a good interview of Sarah Coakley on how religions compare (or ought to compare) to one another. Here’s a quote from the video that I think summarizes her main point: If you simply look at those clashes as extrinsic doctrinal incompatibilities, then you’re not really getting to the heart of the issue. You have to probe … Continue reading Sarah Coakley on how religions compare

A very good, relevant question (and answer) for modern people

I saw this on Reddit just now. I’m not the only one who’s seen it. It has more than 17,000 upvotes right now, and 95% of all votes were upvotes. In other words, it’s resonating with people. Question: Have you ever felt you don’t know/have forgotten who you really are? That you’ve spent years just … Continue reading A very good, relevant question (and answer) for modern people

Resume

About I’m a seasoned market research strategist and survey analyst. My team helps startups and innovators use survey technology to understand their target market. I’ve consulted on survey design projects for companies like Procter & Gamble, Bissell, Getaround, Axios and MIT. My writing on market research, economics, technology, finance and religion has been featured at … Continue reading Resume

My last week, plus a cool trick

Here’s installment number two in my new Monday blog series—worthwhile things I read, watched, or listened to last week, curated for your enjoyment. Things I Read Last Week • This blog produces great, thoughtful content. I’ve followed it for years.• Inspiration for your websites. Remember, when it comes to web design, simple is best. Really … Continue reading My last week, plus a cool trick