Four classes of forces shape our selves, which do we think of as the most important? It varies, and if we miss this we have a hard time properly understanding what others are saying. Read more (11 min, 2800 words).
7 Unworkable Projects
I discuss seven overly ambitious projects I idly fantasize about being able to complete. Read more(20 min, 4900 words).
I muse on whether there is a link between being easily stressed by having to keep many things in mind and having a rights-based, individualist political intuition. Read more (12 min, 3100 words).
Variations on the Tilted Political Compass
I make up ten variations of my version of the political compass from last year. Some small and fun, some large and serious, and it all comes together by the end. Read more (36 min, 8900 words).
The Nerd as the Norm
What sort of people would be considered weird if nerdiness was the norm? Read more (14 min, 3400 words)
Problems and Challenges
How the way consultants use words like ”problem” and ”key” makes them different from engineers and artists. Read more (1300 words)
The Underdetection of Fiction Logic
Fiction works differently from reality and I think I sometimes forget that when watching movies and reading books. Other people, I suspect, often make the opposite mistake.Read more (900 words)