Big, Unanswered Questions I Have About Economics

Big, Unanswered Questions I Have About Economics By David Metcalfe August 20, 2019 Can We Just Donate Our Personal Income To End Poverty? I used to think of fighting poverty as an entirely moral issue. “If only people would donate more money!” was the simple answer I had. It obviously frustrated me, because people seem to have very little, if any, interest in helping others … Continue reading Big, Unanswered Questions I Have About Economics

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