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 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 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