To Slow the Coronavirus, We Need Messages of Egoism—Not Altruism The Center - “In the time of a silent but dangerous virus, we need to rely upon the individual’s self-preservation instinct to save other lives.“ Simone Redaelli 3/29/2020


Different perspectives welcome.


In Defense of My Work Critical of Jordan Peterson The Left - “The irony of this exchange is it has only reinforced my opinion that Peterson’s political rhetoric often has a stultifying impact on sincere intellectual debates.“ Matt McManus 3/28/2020
When We Imbue the Stock Market with Religious Properties The Left - “These things seem all too familiar when thinking about a somewhat abstract entity with arguably outsized power over billions of people’s lives when—on a whim—it decides to violently go ‘up’ or ‘down.'” Néstor de Buen 3/27/2020
The Misleading Claim that Bernie Sanders Is a “Hypocrite” The Left - “Actually, Sanders status as a millionaire should calm and console those who believe that he thinks that all wealthy people are evil. His wealth should convince those people that he does believe in a free-market system.” Teddy Duncan Jr. 3/27/2020
In Reply to Ben Burgis: Capitalism, Socialism, and Marx The Center - “…one can go into business with the long-term goal of instituting a worker co-op. But the first and most fundamental aim is to supply the market with something consumers want, in as profitable a way as possible.” Jonathan Church 3/26/2020
Glamorizing Disease: Then and Now The Center - “In yet another display of his famous vanity, Lord Byron once wrote: ‘How pale I look!—I should like, I think, to die of consumption…because then the women would all say, ‘see that poor Byron—how interesting he looks in dying!’” Gabriel Andrade 3/25/2020
Nietzsche and Godless Post-Modernity The Left - “All of this culminated in the works of Nietzsche, who rejected the ontological and moral truths of monotheism, while retaining their stress on individualism.” Matt McManus 3/25/2020
Balance Is Needed in the Fight Against the Coronavirus The Center - “Since there is no vaccine coming anytime soon, the only way to properly handle this pandemic at this time is to allow the population to develop natural immunity to it in a controlled manner that avoids overloading the healthcare system.” Joshua Leichtberg, M.D. 3/24/2020
Robin DiAngelo Is Correct about the Psychic Weight of Race The Center - “Although one empirical study indicates that whiteness may not be as invisible to white people as is assumed, DiAngelo is not widely off the mark about the psychological advantages of being white.” Jonathan Church 3/24/2020
Understanding the Viciousness of Jordan Peterson’s Critics The Right - “McManus and Hamilton have each written exceedingly unfair reviews of Jim Proser’s recent book Savage Messiah: How Dr. Jordan Peterson Is Saving Western Civilization.” Kambiz Tavana 3/24/2020
Slavoj Žižek’s “End of Capitalism” and the Coronavirus The Left - “Written in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? echoed the bleak skepticism of Fredric Jameson and Slavoj Žižek, in arguing that it is easier to imagine an end to the world than an end to capitalism.” Al Binns 3/23/2020
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