Vices and Virtues of Tradition

The process of growth and self-improvement for the individual is to a large extent dependent on following the tracks of others who have come further in life. Early childhood is highly reliant on such imitation, to learn how to walk, speak, read, etc., and likewise must one in many cases seek out help from professionals … Continue reading Vices and Virtues of Tradition

Why Do People Hate the Engine of Progress?

Can you list up all the ways that the world has improved since the Industrial Revolution? I think one hardly can, though one could get very far trying. We're enjoying living standards that were unimaginable to the people of the 19th century: twice as high life expectancy; an abundance of new goods and services that … Continue reading Why Do People Hate the Engine of Progress?

Life Expectancy Grew Almost Twice as Fast in Somalia’s Stateless Period as Its Historical Record With One

I wrote an article last month entitled "What the History of Somalia Can Actually Tell Us About the Practicability of an Anarchist Society" to address the common argument of people pointing to Somalia as "proof" that a stateless society doesn't work, and that those who favor a stateless society should move there to see how … Continue reading Life Expectancy Grew Almost Twice as Fast in Somalia’s Stateless Period as Its Historical Record With One

Causes to the Reduction of Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution

This article was originally published on Medium. The industrial revolution can be thought of as the starting point of how the modern world has ended up. Prosperity worldwide has skyrocketed [1] and life expectancy has doubled [2] in most countries since its advent. The period has nonetheless generally gotten a negative image among many today, … Continue reading Causes to the Reduction of Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution