Category Archives: ethics

Technology is amoral, but it is not unbiased.

There’s a lot of confusing and unhelpful prognostication around what kind of future “technology” will usher in; a glorious utopia or a devastating existential threat. The question itself is faulty because it is predicated upon the assumption that “technology” has

Technology is amoral, but it is not unbiased.

There’s a lot of confusing and unhelpful prognostication around what kind of future “technology” will usher in; a glorious utopia or a devastating existential threat. The question itself is faulty because it is predicated upon the assumption that “technology” has

Rationality is a moral duty.

Inspired by hearing Charlie Munger describe his paternal grandfather’s attitude in life, that you have a moral responsibility to make yourself as unignorant and as unstupid as you possibly can. Besides family, it may be your most important moral obligation.

Rationality is a moral duty.

Inspired by hearing Charlie Munger describe his paternal grandfather’s attitude in life, that you have a moral responsibility to make yourself as unignorant and as unstupid as you possibly can. Besides family, it may be your most important moral obligation.

Labels are a distancing phenomena. Don’t use them.

Labels can be descriptors, but never identifiers. Labels tell you what you perceive, not what is truly there. Labels don’t tell stories, and people are stories in motion. Labels halt listening, the fundamental act of humanizing our species. Let us

Labels are a distancing phenomena. Don’t use them.

Labels can be descriptors, but never identifiers. Labels tell you what you perceive, not what is truly there. Labels don’t tell stories, and people are stories in motion. Labels halt listening, the fundamental act of humanizing our species. Let us

“Abusus non tollit usum.” Misuse does not remove use.

Leadership: Just because effective leadership practices and principles are often misapplied, taken advantage of, or leveraged for one’s own selfish agenda, does not mean those leadership principles are invalid. Religion: Just because religious institutions have abused power, misappropriated theological concepts,

“Abusus non tollit usum.” Misuse does not remove use.

Leadership: Just because effective leadership practices and principles are often misapplied, taken advantage of, or leveraged for one’s own selfish agenda, does not mean those leadership principles are invalid. Religion: Just because religious institutions have abused power, misappropriated theological concepts,

It’s called, “the freedom of speech,” not “the freedom of slander.”

Stated anecdotally, I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Evelyn Beatrice Hall It is the difference between what we want to say (impulsively, individually, with self-righteous justification) and

It’s called, “the freedom of speech,” not “the freedom of slander.”

Stated anecdotally, I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Evelyn Beatrice Hall It is the difference between what we want to say (impulsively, individually, with self-righteous justification) and

Abstinence is not merely the avoidance of an activity. It is the discipline to not be mastered by the temptation.

Too often the term “abstinence” refers only to the external physical behavior. We must elevate this term and its cognates to something much richer, much deeper, and much more empowering. Mere avoidant passivity is incomplete and uninspiring. True abstinence requires

Abstinence is not merely the avoidance of an activity. It is the discipline to not be mastered by the temptation.

Too often the term “abstinence” refers only to the external physical behavior. We must elevate this term and its cognates to something much richer, much deeper, and much more empowering. Mere avoidant passivity is incomplete and uninspiring. True abstinence requires