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Hi! I am practically brand new to medium as I write this in early February of 2021. I am also brand new to writing beyond the writing that everyone does — e-mail, texts, journaling, and all of that.

I love it! I’m addicted for some…

An analogy to understand the relationship between them

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Imagine that you are the passenger in a car on a long work-related road trip. In the driver’s seat is your boss — a hard, driving tyrant of a man who seems to be on his last nerve. He’s driving the two of you to your destination on a busy…

Think there are no libertarians in a pandemic? Think again…

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It wasn’t more than a few weeks after the announcement of “15-days to flatten the curve” before a rare moment of national unity turned into one of America’s most contentious culture wars.

It seemed that as the pandemic refused to wane many began to grasp for someone to blame, and…

Employee benefits are a sham and its time we all admit it

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I’m going to make a simple thesis statement right at the outset: employee “benefits” are nothing more than tools that help the employer retain an employee without actually providing that employee with the proper incentives to remain with the company.

I realized this when I dropped my full-time status at…

Great analysis! It's so true that the wealthy play an important role in society, namely that of innovation and investment. Money is nothing more than a tool and so there is no injustice in placing those tools in the hands of those who are the most capable at wielding them…

Reflections on some things I can’t get past my skull

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I have a question about consciousness….

What is it?

The dictionary defines it as “the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself.” But consciousness is so much more than awareness. It involves an inner experience: sights, sounds, movies, words, ideas, sensations, and complex reasoning.

Often the…

Reflecting on the morality of capitalism

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“Fundamentally, there are only two ways of co-ordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion — the technique of the army and of the modern totalitarian state. The other is voluntary co-operation of individuals — the technique of the market place.”

– Milton…

Some ideas are as appealing as they are appalling

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Albert Camus once said that “the welfare of humanity is the alibi of tyrants.” Indeed, on the ash heap of history lie countless corpses who were victims of philosophies that claimed to be about the greater good. Ideas can be dangerous things. But for an idea to ever get off…

Capitalism and justice

Find out how much you are being exploited by your employer with this simple experiment

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Let’s imagine a hypothetical. Bob works at McDonalds. Bob is convinced that he is being underpaid at his current wage of $12 per hour. He is upset that McDonalds makes millions of dollars on his back.

But Bob’s not dumb. He realizes that the success of his company is due…

Carmelo San Paolo

Writing about the political, philosophical, and sociological musings that keep me up at night. Read my stories and so I can quit Ambien.

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