A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Month: April, 2017

Read — 2017/04/30

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. How the Left learned to hate like the Right“, by Michelle Goldberg (NY Times). So, the class of American political élites has learned to cement its power in the social hierarchy by gerrymandering the American people into two teams, pretending to captain one team and demonizing the other. And many American people seem content to play the small roles apportioned to them by these manipulative élites. We the people are people, not demons! Let’s stop swallowing the self-aggrandizing hate spooned down from above, recognize that the fault lies in us, and take some tough personal responsibility for improving our country.

Read — 2017/04/29

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. What happens when soccer bans heading?“, by Noah Davis (The Ringer). Interesting point of departure: If soccer were invented today, rather than 150 years ago, how would we design the rules? Endows you with more agency (and responsibility).
  2. The best American soccer player is an 18-year-old from Hershey, Pennsylvania“, by Noah Davis (The Ringer).