Sometimes You Have to Lose a Game to Know If It’s Worth Playing

We are all playing games right now. I’m playing Write-The-Best-Blog-Post-Possible-Before-Midnight. You may be playing Get-That-Girl-To-Like-Me, Impress-The-Boss, or Make-More-Money-Than-My-Friends. Odds are, you are playing multiple games at once. That’s fine. Your whole childhood prepared you for this. Whatever you’re doing, you’re […]

Liberty and Security Are Not Opposites

In every discussion of government agencies, militarism, privacy, surveillance, torture, or transportation restrictions, we hear an oft-repeated phrase from American founder and generally overrated person Benjamin Franklin: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, […]