Inflated Thoughts

You’ve probably heard, inflation is pretty high right now. You’ve probably also heard a lot of blame-throwing about whose fault it is that inflation is high. My opinion on this is not an expert opinion; it’s barely an informed opinion. I have an opinion nonetheless. First, let me point you to where I got a … More Inflated Thoughts

Spotify’s Values?

Spotify’s CEO recently gave a speech to employees regarding Spotify’s position on hosting the Joe Rogan Experience, especially given that many employees feel personally offended by Joe Rogan’s comments in his podcasts. Here is a link to the full text. I feel like covering a couple of elements. Selected quotes and my thoughts follow: “It … More Spotify’s Values?

Minimum Wage vs Military Pay

Arguments comparing service members’ wages to minimum wage (asserting that service members make less) continue to circulate. This is somehow meant to support arguments against raising the minimum wage, even though the arguments in favor of raising the minimum wage are not related to military pay. The use of this red herring is problematic in … More Minimum Wage vs Military Pay

Quick Thoughts: US Capitalism vs “Socialism”

Socialism has long been a boogeyman in the US, the word itself predating the Marxist use of the term to describe the transitional economic state before achieving communism. Most people don’t really understand what the word means in terms of economic theory, and it is lately used to imply communism, dredging up old cold-war era … More Quick Thoughts: US Capitalism vs “Socialism”

COVID Update, 1 Feb 2021

At nearly 27 million cases and over 450k deaths, we are still first in the world for total cases and deaths. As we continue to get people vaccinated, it’s important to remember that vaccination will take many months, and the CDC still recommends wearing masks – even double-masking – as we work to produce, deliver, … More COVID Update, 1 Feb 2021