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Why Facts Don't Matter.

Ongoing reactions, reflections & developments.

A friend of the Roman poet Martial once asked him why he went to watch lions devour slaves at the Coliseum. “These are my times,” replied Martial, “and I must know them.”

Bitcoin: Pyramid Sales Scheme or Anarchist Rebellion?

December 3, 2018 When people talk about Bitcoin, they usually talk of economic bubbles, crypto-jargon, and irrationality. And also of investment scams, overnight millionaires and mind-bending losses. There is also talk of the hype about

Mask-Resistance is Not About Carelessness

If I had a dollar for every politician that said, “Don’t make masks a political issue.” … Unfortunately, that dismissive statement is not an effective

The Social Dilemma

I study how cult leaders, authoritarian leaders and domestic abusers use misinformation to coerce their victims.  Here’s what I have to say about AI and