Sadly, there can be no right to be heard

Non-interference from the government isn’t enough to guarantee free speech, but it’s still the best we can do.

The 4 Possible Futures of Automation

Can all jobs be automated? When we think about the question in its most abstract form, we are forced to question assumptions about labor and ourselves.

Is Veganism Racist?

A powerful and prevalent critique of veganism is the idea that it, its methods, or its impact are racist. But does the critique work?

Disqualified: 12 Forgotten Trump Absurdities

The speed and spin of the news cycle makes it difficult to grasp the true absurdity of much that Trump and his administration does. Many commentators think this is intentional: as long as we are constantly off balance, egregious mind-breaking absurdities start to feel normal. Eventually people give up trying to track down facts and… Continue reading Disqualified: 12 Forgotten Trump Absurdities

The Socratic Method and Conversational Violence

In “A Guide for Talking to Trump Supporters,” beloved Vimmer Zach says that using the Socratic Method is a particularly useful strategy for engaging Trump supporters. The idea is that through critical questioning, we can bring Trump supporters to realize flaws in their reasons for supporting Trump. Sometimes, however, as these conversations practically play out,… Continue reading The Socratic Method and Conversational Violence