Bisy Backson (Chapter from the Tao of Pooh)

(Note: I transcribed this straight from the book but all spelling errors should be considered my own. You can find a full PDF here and an audio-book here. I have no idea how to reach the author to obtain permission for reprinting his work but my hope is that he’d appreciate the spirit in which…

The Sacrifices We Make for Work

I recently have become increasingly aware of a practice I find somewhat disturbing: specifically the practice of parents routinely allowing babies to cry alone until they fall asleep. While it strikes me as barbaric, it has been described to me as necessary for anyone in the given household to get any sleep. In many homes…

[Cross-Post] “Why Not Have Full Technological Unemployment?” by Mr. Wilson

(Nick’s Notes: You can find the original post here) I recently came across this excellent video CGP Grey and felt the need to share it:   His videos tend to be well made, and highly informative. I highly recommend of them to all my readers. This particular piece gives an excellent exploration of the inevitability of…

“Capitalism, Not Technological Unemployment, is the Problem”, by Kevin Carson

(Nick’s Notes: You can find the original article here) At Slate, Will Oremus raises the question “What if technological innovation is a job-killer after all?” (“The New Luddites,” August 6). Rather than being “the cure for economic doldrums,” he writes, automation “may destroy more jobs than it creates”: Tomorrow’s software will diagnose your diseases, write your…