Seeing like a [Slacker]: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition have [Succeeded]

I’ve been meaning to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of working on the “floor” vs. working at the front of the store. It’s an interesting parallel, especially because they have a lot of overlap. Often when I’m at the counter and ringing out customers at my main job I’m still on the floor facing…

Universal Basic Income as Pacification for the Poor, Liberation for the Wealthy

It’s been too long since I’ve done a running commentary on an article. To remedy that, here’s one on how the UBI is bullshit. In the spring of 1968, a full-page letter addressed to Congress appeared in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, written by five prominent liberal economists. The letter’s chief author, John…