Public Health Notice: ISO

This is insane. 'Iso,' a Deadly New Synthetic Opioid, Has Hit American Streets. If we'd just left heroin legal, we wouldn't be playing this "whack-a-mole" with ever more dangerous drugs.

I get it. Ideally life should be our drug, but somehow we haven't structured our society so that is most people's experience. Some people will throw their lives away. Some will do this with drugs. Let's at least make it legal, make it cheap, and make it as safe as possible.

It's kind of hard to make a difference with someone if he's already dead because of crappy drugs.

Good Intentions, Disastrous Outcomes.

Good Intentions, Disastrous Outcomes.

So I've been thinking and reading and reading and thinking, and letting myself get disgusted and inspired, and hopeful. And there are a lot of thoughts, and I don't know if I'll get to all of them, or if they'll come out in a way that they make a difference, but out they come.

Libertarianism

I spent some time recently with an article called 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice. The 75 things fell roughly into four categories: criminal system reform, "see something, say something," learn/expand your horizons, and make it right.

So this article is a specific view of the how to make it right, starting with how we've made it wrong: it seems to me if we'd been a little more libertarian in our outlook, we might never have built so much of the system that has such an unduly negative effect on the black man.

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Some Money Questions

Some Money Questions

They say the banks are flush with cash, probably better capitalized than they've ever been. So I'd like to throw some questions out since I don't feel quite competent to comment on monetary policy.

I do have a bias: I don't have too much sympathy for banks, or for much of Wall Street, or the many financial players who find a way to profit off of thin air. It particularly bothered my father that so many of these are Jews, not that it has anything to do with this.

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I, We, Community

I, We, Community

The following comment was made on Facebook by Alex Shapiro. I have no idea who he is, but I couldn't help responding, so I share with you:

My favorite part about the Coronavirus school closures is the extreme panic from communities and parents. “Where will kids eat?” “How will I provide child care?” “How will my kids socialize and see other people?” “How will I maintain a normal life and work routine?”

So go ahead and remember this.

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How to Rob the Corona Virus of its Relevance

How to Rob the Corona Virus of its Relevance

Here's the thing: What scares us about the Corona Virus is that we might be dead sooner, in some arbitrary way that wasn't already figured into our calculations.

A Stupid Fear

If you think about it, this is downright stupid.

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