What Would Society Look Like if Humans Were the Size of Ants?

While society appears to be functioning, it is functioning in a dysfunctional way

“One fish says to the other fish, how’s the water today? To which the other fish replies, what water?” The fish does not know there is any water because water makes…

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While society appears to be functioning, it is functioning in a dysfunctional way

How America Has Created An Empire Without An Emperor

American cultural imperialism has created a global culture that has unforeseen side effects.

The modern world is unique as this is the first time in civilisation there are no empires. Every country can manage its affairs without outside influence — or so it seems. In modern…

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American cultural imperialism has created a global culture that has unforeseen side effects.

Why Ego Destroys the Fabric of Society

Ego and the idea of self-importance have a pathological impact on society

The Novelist John Barth once wrote, “everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” To maintain an image of ourselves as stars of our own show, we must create…

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Ego and the idea of self-importance have a pathological impact on society

Can the War on Drugs be Solved by Legalising Drugs?

A change in policy could lead to radical improvements, and yet the war on drugs continues

In the 1960s drug abuse had swept across America like a plague. President Richard Nixon referred to the epidemic facing America as “public enemy number one.” The problem required swift and…

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A change in policy could lead to radical improvements, and yet the war on drugs continues

Social Lockdowns Have Revealed a Monster: The Self-Interested Individual

The self-interested individual (SID) doesn't care about anyone else but themselves

A social lockdown works when everyone doesn’t do all that much for a few months. The fact society is not mingling means the risk posed by a virus reduces as it…

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The self-interested individual (SID) doesn't care about anyone else but themselves