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Author Archives: philosophical Ron
Taxes are the price we pay for living in an advanced economy that allows us to earn the money to support our highly-refined lifestyles. Continue reading
Various threads on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish over the last month or two, and the much-quoted opinion of Judge Vaughn Walker in the California gay marriage case, are calling me to put on my philosophical hat, to set out some … Continue reading
Is this a summer of discontents? It certainly seems less than satisfactory to me, mainly because of what management is doing to me in my first job situation, yet also for a certain lack of vigor, of spirit, in the … Continue reading
Congratulations — we’ve made it deep into the world of the 21st Century of the Christian Era. The human population keeps growing in numbers, and it also keeps growing, as far as we can tell, in complexity: new subcultures, new … Continue reading
Rand Paul represents two themes I don’t like in American politics, Libertarianism and nepotism. Includes a simple reform to effectively help prevent nepotism in American politics. Continue reading
Using the logic of the advertising and public relations industries, it can now be said that the American government unofficially endorses Ron’s first great book, The Get-Ready Man (1980).
I am the historian who wants a History of every single human being in our world, and Twitter is obviously a huge step on the path of recording the thoughts and actions of every individual in today’s world … Yet if you wish me to be Twittering and tweeting … then you need to visit this blog a lot and … help make this blog a big success, so I can hire an assistant … Continue reading
There was a time when leading Republicans told something like the truth. While there have been moments approaching clarity from individuals, in general the Republican party machine’s message has not followed this path since somewhere around Goldwater in ’64 or … Continue reading
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My mission is to help people think better thoughts. I’m not going to claim that this always or ever brings instant success and happiness … Thus the mission of this website: to help us plan and achieve positive social change to create a better world for ourselves and our grandchildren. I do believe my effort at re-defining the social sciences … can be a helpful step in this process. Continue reading