This is a blog meant to increase understanding of the world. It is often written from my postlibertarian bias – which means I am generally defensive of free-market democracy but am also willing to admit where those views seem to fail and consider other viewpoints, especially when things are complicated and I don’t fully understand them. When I write about things I try to include a large number of links to various sources, including but not limited to Wikipedia, newspapers, and fellow bloggers, to help my readers educate themselves and form their own opinions.
Current Events is the default category for my posts. They usually contain one or more links to current, time-sensitive events in the news, usually related to politics, and my thoughts on those events.
Financial Events is a category for current events that are specifically focused on markets or economic news.
Layman’s Terms is a category for posts that try to lay a foundation explaining something about the world that the average person may not understand. I try to refrain from political commentary but simply explain what I understand about the concept to someone who may not know anything about the concept but wants to understand it before trying to form opinions about it.
Philosophy is a default category for posts that are not time-sensitive but are more of an abstract discussion of my opinions about some political or economic concept.
Reasons For Optimism is a category that highlights news about technological, medical, and other discoveries or breakthroughs that are reasons to be hopeful about the future of the world, in spite of my typical reactions to political and financial events around the world.
Regulation Regulation Regulation is a category for discussing rules by governments that prohibit or mandate certain activities and the repercussions of those rules.
Spending Spending Spending is a category for discussing things that governments spend money on and the repercussions of that spending.
Thank Government For Something is a category where I try to maintain a healthy perspective by taking a break from ranting and raving about bad things governments do and praise them for doing something valuable.