Too Bad We Aren’t All Cowboys: A Review of Stupid People and Their Guns

Too Bad We Aren’t All Cowboys: A Review of Stupid People and Their Guns By David Metcalfe August 12, 2019 America Might Have A Gun Problem When terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center, killing thousands of people, it was a national tragedy. The government responded quickly and effectively. Airport and border security were never the same. The government monitored phones, … Continue reading Too Bad We Aren’t All Cowboys: A Review of Stupid People and Their Guns

When Is It Ok To Treat People Like Garbage?

When Is It Ok To Treat People Like Garbage? By David Metcalfe August 10, 2019 We all want to feel important, powerful, and to express ourselves. There are all kinds of ways to go about doing that, but the most effective way is to treat others like garbage. Now, the problem is that there are certain social rules and norms stopping you from treating people … Continue reading When Is It Ok To Treat People Like Garbage?

The Empathy I Have For Gay People (And Questions I Have For God)

The Empathy I Have For Gay People (And Questions I Have For God) By David Metcalfe August 7, 2019 The Politics of Identity Being that I’m a straight, white male, it’s hard for me to understand and appreciate what other people go through. It’s very easy for someone like me to say, “identity politics is stupid; let’s just treat everyone the same!”. Obviously, saying that … Continue reading The Empathy I Have For Gay People (And Questions I Have For God)

Why You Should Pay More Taxes: A Marginal Utility Perspective on Progressive Taxation

Why You Should Pay More Taxes: A Marginal Utility Perspective on Progressive Taxation By David Metcalfe July 26, 2019 The Best Hamburger I’ve Ever Had When I was 16, my sister was going on a trip to Jamaica, with all of the expenses paid by a local church. I was instantly jealous, and to my good fortune, she mentioned that they needed a couple more … Continue reading Why You Should Pay More Taxes: A Marginal Utility Perspective on Progressive Taxation

Conformity, Authenticity, and The Desire To Exist In Nothing and Spirit

Conformity, Authenticity, and The Desire To Exist In Nothing and Spirit By David Metcalfe July 18, 2019 The Play Is Badly Cast In Shakespeare’s As You Like It, the most philosophical character, Jacques, utters the famous lines, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.” … Continue reading Conformity, Authenticity, and The Desire To Exist In Nothing and Spirit

Maybe I Miss The Mormons

Maybe I Miss The Mormons By David Metcalfe July 14, 2019 Friend of Sinners The Pharisees were accusing Jesus of being a “friend of sinners”. What they thought was an insult was actually a title Jesus welcomed. He responded to them by explaining it in three parables. The one I find most interesting is the parable of the lost son. A very wealthy man had … Continue reading Maybe I Miss The Mormons