Voting Based on Outcomes: the Problem Nobody is Considering

Suppose you have the choice of the lunatic John C. Fremont, the pro-slavery incompetent James Buchanan, and Millard Fillmore running on the nativist Know Nothing Party. Generally, Christian ethics would say: “Do not vote for the person who has disqualified themselves.” There are many reasons for this position. Perhaps, the best is that if you [Read More…]

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A Good Discussion

Discussions: You have to have them, but you ought to do them well and not badly. Sadly, almost nobody teaches you how to do it and one bad discussion class at some point in school can make you avoid them for the rest of your natural life. You know the bad discussion well: one person talks [Read More…]

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Idea: Don’t Waste Money on Politics Just Now: Rebuild the Magnaura

You could give money to one of our Presidential candidates or you could cut to the root cause of this dispiriting election and begin to educate the next generation to do better. If you don’t like the Boomer candidates we have, let’s stop educating our children and young adults as we educated the Boomers. This [Read More…]

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True Education: Begins with Humility

“We’re number one!” That can either be a celebration or a boast. It can also be a lie. If it is hard to be a good loser, then it is (at least) as hard to be a good winner. The classless taunting and flaunting now common in sports is a bad cultural sign. The humble [Read More…]

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True Education: Seeing a World in a Grain of Sand

William Blake wrote: To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. If we can achieve this vision of Blake’s, then we will be happy in this life and the life that is to come. [Read More…]

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