Bike helmets should be optional

I think everyone agrees that riding is always safer with a helmet. But here’s a (the?) argument for making helmets optional: 1. If helmets are optional, then more people will cycle.2. And there will initially be more cycling casualties Continue reading

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Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov

This is the fictional autobiography of one Humbert Humbert, written in his jail cell near the end of his life. He is very erudite and quite engaging despite being unhealthily obsessed with young girls. He falls in love with the … Continue reading

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Are you surrounded by fools and…

Are you surrounded by fools and non-entities, by boring people … creeps, stuck-up snobs, bubbleheaded party kids, smug assholes, and, indeed, jerks? If this is how the world regularly looks to you, then I have bad news. Likely, you are the jerk. getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-tell-if-you-re-a…
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How to buy gifts that people actually…

How to buy gifts that people actually want.
www.willpatrick.co.uk/articles/how-to-buy-gifts-th…

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Elizabeth Anderson: argues for a…

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Elizabeth Anderson: argues for a progressive work ethic ⁦@philosopher1923www.thephilosopher1923.org/essay-anderson

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I have three of these excellent books….

I have three of these excellent books. Would love to have 72 more! twitter.com/BWB_NZ/status/1337187465979781120

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I wish we were more nuanced in how we…

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I wish we were more nuanced in how we judge people. People are a complex mix of traits–acquired, inherited, deep, shallow, self-cultivated, and self-deplored. We should praise their good ones and discourage their bad ones, not rush to a binary judgement of the whole person.

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This is going to sound…

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This is going to sound counter-intuitive, but If a choice is difficult, you probably don’t need to worry about it.
Here’s why medium.com/the-philosophical-inquirer/why-you-make…

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Flogging a dead horse that keeps asking…

Flogging a dead horse that keeps asking to be flogged twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1336434603842826244

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