An Article of the Modern Survival Guide

The last few years have been a real education about how people consume news, and it’s raised a few problems that need addressing. Let’s start with a core statement: we need the news! This is how the vast majority of people get the vast majority of what they consider valid…

An Article of the Modern Survival Guide

Winston Churchill famously said “Democracy is the worst form of government… except for all the others that have been tried.” It’s not perfect. It’s a messy, often indecisive, frequently weak, slow to respond, easily stagnant, prone to propaganda, usually corrupt, dangerous form of government. …

An Article of the Modern Survival Guide

We are in the midst of an absolutely magical time — a time when data of all conceivable sorts is widely available and, for the first time in human history, accessible to the greater mass of humanity. …

An Article of the Modern Survival Guide

People do not always hold the same opinions. Shocking, I know — you heard it on the internet, folks! But true, nonetheless: no matter how right you think you are, someone out there disagrees with your opinion on… well… pretty much everything. One of the big selling points of modern…

An Article of the Modern Survival Guide, Vol. II

This series is titled the Modern Survival Guide for a reason — everything here is supposed to help you survive the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. To my mind, one of the most critical components of that goal is to keep acquiring knowledge, as…

An Article of the Modern Survival Guide, Vol. II

Among the many truly awful narratives running around in the US today, there are few worse than this: “The government doesn’t do anything but screw up and take your money.” It’s right up there with “All politicians are lying bastards” as a pernicious falsehood that really ought to be put…

Allen Faulton

Searching for truth in a world focused on belief.

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