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New Policy on Discussions of Politics

I've got to be honest with you - I don't really like politics anyways. Governance, I like governance. I believe in good governance. But I don't believe in good politics - in fact, I don't even think there is such a thing as good politics. Politics can certainly be bad or stupid or destructive, but almost never good. Diplomacy can be good. Governance can be good. Politics can at best strive not to be bad, stupid, and destructive; it can't ever be good.

Yet, sometimes I'll see a discussion on some outpost of the internet that I visit, and then I might be tempted to jump in. From now on, new policy - no trying to persuade anyone of my politics. Instead, I'll look to share some historical background or references I've read or learned about that I find valuable, and let people mostly draw their own conclusions. Maybe I'll share my own views if I've already given a number of relevant examples.

But no more just trying to convince someone their politics are mistaken - it doesn't work, and besides, I don't like politics anyways. I should talk governance with people with historical examples, not politics. Governance is good. That's something I can get behind, good governance. Politics, not so much.

The Best Cure for High Prices is High Prices

On The Best of Sett

High prices usually mean large profits which lead to investment which leads to low prices. The best cure for high prices is high prices.  This is true even for charity.

 I recently shared a GoFundMe fund raiser with a friend of mine. She replied that, while it's great that this guy is getting help, it's too bad that less “sexy” causes, like a single mother with two children and cancer, couldn't use the same crowd funding for medical bills. She pointed out how unfair this was. The question is what's the best way to fix this disparity? I think, if we think about this logically, the answer is that “we” should do “nothing.” What?

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