Racial Profiling isn’t Just Wrong, it’s Stupid

With the resurgence of openly hateful rhetoric from certain political candidates, racial profiling is once again a mainstream issue. While there are a plethora of arguments on why it is wrong, involving human dignity, human rights, negative externalities, etc, I’m going to ignore all of that. I’m not saying it’s not important or that those… Continue reading Racial Profiling isn’t Just Wrong, it’s Stupid

Some Variables to Know: Part 1

The world is a complex place, and the mathematical models used to understand the world are probably even more complex. If you watch the news, political speeches, or even just chat with peopleĀ on the street, you will see a lot of talk about the macroeconomic variables important to the economy. Here, I want to briefly… Continue reading Some Variables to Know: Part 1

The Minimum Wage Debate and Racial Inequality

There is an interesting post about the minimum wage debate here. Honestly, for this post, the tone felt a little off, and it seemed as if the evidence was selected in order to validate the preformed conclusion, but it raises an interesting point none the less(and as I struggle with tone, I’m sympathetic to the… Continue reading The Minimum Wage Debate and Racial Inequality

The Measurement of Reperations

With the recent unveiling of a list of demandsĀ of the Movement for Black Lives, many questions have been answered about the policy goals of the social movement. I agree with many of these policy proposals, and would encourage any readers to look through them, in all their detail and nuance. I’ll post a few articles… Continue reading The Measurement of Reperations

The Road to Risk

The world of traffic can be a strange place. Driving, in general, is risky. There are weather events, road hazards, mechanical failures, and any variety of factors that can lead to severe harm. Even with these innate hazards, people seem to have a desire to make it even riskier. From putting on makeup, to texting,… Continue reading The Road to Risk

The Marketplace of Discrimination

Racial inequality and discrimination is a big topic, and one that contains many subsets of subtle, and not so subtle issues. Today I want to go through discrimination as a concept, and look at the causes and types that lead to lower incomes for many groups of society. I will note here that this essentially… Continue reading The Marketplace of Discrimination

Debasing The Human Mind: Part 3

In the last two posts on the topic of the recent political conventions dealt with the effect of speech on speakers, and on the way we treat information as a society. In this post, I would like to take some time to explore how this type of speech interacts with social, and group dynamics. For… Continue reading Debasing The Human Mind: Part 3