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Freedom and Decline

The Exodus story is about the creation of a society capable of withstanding the eventual decline that comes with affluence over many generations.

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Sweet Land of Tyranny

More democracy is not always the best solution to the problems of democracy, but in the case of a pandemic, it may be our best hope of reasoned action.

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Living with Risk

If we focus exclusively on the risks we are most concerned about, we can miss the other risks that obtain should our demands be met.