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State fixation disorders

In an article about COVID-induced anosmia (loss of sense of smell), Scott Alexander also describe a class of problems: This makes me wonder if persistent COVID-induced anosmia fits into a class of problems which don’t ‘t have an official name, … Continue reading

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Racism, again

I have linked to this article by Scott Siskind before, but then I focused on the end of article. This time I’ll suggest you read the first six question-paragraphs and consider what your answers would be: Alice is a white … Continue reading

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Liberalism

People talk about “liberalism” as if it’s just another word for capitalism, or libertarianism, or vague center-left-Democratic Clintonism. Liberalism is none of these things. Liberalism is a technology for preventing civil war. It was forged in the fires of Hell … Continue reading

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