Work is the Mind-Killer

There’s a concept in the Less Wrong community when it comes to issues of bias and politics and it relates to how politics numbs or even erodes our sense of sanity when trying to discuss things “reasonably” (whatever that means). And although I sympathize with what LW type folks are saying and am clearly using…

You, the Company and Everything Else

Back in late March someone shared a post from Life Hacker called, “The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend“. Now, besides this being abysmally obvious to most of the people who read this blog I think a more interesting question is this: If the company isn’t your friend then what is it? Or perhaps,…

Aristotle and Leisure

Today and tomorrow (and perhaps more if they can be found) we will be showcasing a few philosophers who had positive things to say about leisure. Here is something from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Book X (emphasis added): Now this would seem to be in agreement both with what we said before and with the truth. For…