Universal Basic Income – a Quick Thought

One of the most important rapidly advancing trends of our time is that of Universal Basic Income (UBI). The utopian idea behind Universal Basic Income is intoxicating: every human gets a "free" living wage paid to them by the state. The rational behind the idea is similarly palatable; as Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes more and … Continue reading Universal Basic Income – a Quick Thought

On equality

Why do we strive for equality? We say we want smaller wage gaps, equal pay, equal rights, equal privilege, equal opportunities. But do you really want to be equal with everyone else? The worldwide median family income is less than $10,000 per annum. That would be 'fair'. But do you want your family to live on … Continue reading On equality

Being intolerant of intolerance, and other philosophical dilemmas

“The liberal idea of tolerance is more and more a kind of intolerance. What it means is 'Leave me alone; don't harass me; I'm intolerant towards your over-proximity.” ~ Slavoj Žižek   It says a lot about our society that it's acceptable to be as a slut, but not acceptable to not accept the slutty … Continue reading Being intolerant of intolerance, and other philosophical dilemmas

Who is your master?

If you work for a salary or even own a business that requires you to work a defined number of hours in a defined place every week, you are a slave. A slave is a dependant on a master. A slave is tied to a physical location - a time and place, not of his … Continue reading Who is your master?

Lots of questions, not so many answers

Welcome to my observations on the world. Through this blog, I'll explore the biggest ideas and unpack the most interesting questions I observe from my vantage point as one of life's most enthusiastic spectators. From time to I'll be tempted to participate in the game that unfolds before me; but for the most part I'll … Continue reading Lots of questions, not so many answers