American Stupidity Is Escapism & Wishful Thinking, Not Lack of Intelligence

It is escapism and wishful thinking that gives us self-destructive policies like Obamacare. Jonathan Gruber never really fooled anyone. One of the great mysteries and evils of the human condition is the reality of self-deception. People of perfectly adequate (or better) intelligence will commit themselves to delusions that they find comforting. People are constantly tempted to believe that their lives can become magically better if only the right magician will use the right spell. Jonathan Read more […]

Dangerous Make Believe

Some things are real.  Some things are make believe.  Knowing the difference is critically, crucially important. If I told you that you could safely drive off a 100 foot cliff at 80 miles an hour because your car would simply float lazily to the earth, I would be telling you something that is not real.  If you followed my advice you would be acting very dangerously and suffer great harm – probably fatal harm. The example I just used is easy to agree with because the physical laws of Read more […]