A few of my favourite things

I find myself sharing the same essays over and over again, and I thought it would be useful to collect all these perennial favourites into one resource.

Enjoy the rabbit hole.

On the tyranny of the minority – or why the most unreasonable win: https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-intolerant-wins-the-dictatorship-of-the-small-minority-3f1f83ce4e15O

On luxury beliefs: https://nypost.com/2019/08/17/luxury-beliefs-are-the-latest-status-symbol-for-rich-americans/

On why there are (still) no free lunches: https://mises.org/wire/review-stephanie-keltons-deficit-myth

On horizontal vs vertical progress – or the difference between making and taking – or the difference between speed and velocity: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2020/03/back-to-the-future

On the problems with party-pack politics: https://waitbutwhy.com/2020/01/sick-giant.html

On wolf traps: https://www.epsilontheory.com/tag/wolf-trap/

On smoke signals: https://julian.digital/2020/03/28/signaling-as-a-service/

On mirrors, mimeticism, scapegoats, society and the mistakes we seem doomed to repeat: https://alexdanco.com/2019/04/28/secrets-about-people-a-short-and-dangerous-introduction-to-rene-girard/

On the future: https://danfaggella.com/the-transhuman-transition-lotus-eaters-vs-world-eaters/

On market mechanics: https://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/articles/hayek-use-knowledge-society.pdf

On unintended consequences and perverse incentives: https://themargins.substack.com/p/doordash-and-pizza-arbitrage

On why we can’t have nice things: https://newrepublic.com/article/159662/libertarian-walks-into-bear-book-review-free-town-project

On freedom and golden cages : https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/18/margaret-atwood-we-are-double-plus-unfree

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