The Fundamentals of Having An Opinion Worth Hearing

Here’s a harsh truth… Your opinions are probably not logical. They’re probably not rational. They’re most likely irrational. And this goes for everyone. I know I’m blind to my own irrationality. It’s just what we humans do. We’re irrational. “Even intellectuals should have learned by now that objective rationality is not the default position of […]

Quickly Improve Your Communication Skills with 17 Tips From Carl Franklin Braun

Pittsburgh police officers are planning on boycotting Beyoncé’s concert this month, and I can’t believe these cops actually believe it’ll end well for them. Think about it: a black artist whose new single, “Formation” includes a heavy amount of “Black Lives Matter” and policy brutality imagery in it. Now throw in some cops, the majority […]

The Rogers Adoption Curve & How You Spread New Ideas Throughout Culture

I’m no fan of farming. The agricultural dream is not my cup of tea, at all. Nor do I think raising chickens and tilling the earth is a good use of my time. This is the Information Age for crying out loud, nobody needs to be a farmer these days when it’s so easy to […]

Pace Layers: Why Fashion Changes Quickly & Governments Don’t

“Countries are not like financial markets. Social change cannot be executed as swiftly as credit-default swaps. You cannot sell short on social commitments and practical responsibilities.” – George Papandreou Social change is a complicated subject. Governments, filled with bureaucracies and politicians stuck in “the way things are always done” have a hard time changing even […]

Today’s Radicals are Tomorrow’s Moderates: Effects of the Overton Window

How did gay marriage advocates gain social acceptance? How did they go from radical, to acceptable, to popular, all in the span of a few decades? 20 years ago, Democrats and Republicans were in agreement on the sanctity of marriage. Now, the left is pushing the gay marriage cause with the right looking like grandparents […]

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