You Can’t “Trick” Yourself Into a Better Life

“Five simple psychological tricks to improve productivity.” “One simple trick that will win over the opposite sex.” “Trick yourself into being creative.” We’ve all seen the headlines. Well, actually, we’ve clicked on them. There’s something we find addictive about “simple…

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,…