Are Guns the Problem?

Are guns the problem? It's time to have an honest conversation. — Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) February 16, 2018 Kentucky’s governor Matt Bevin gave a short interview to the Cincinnati Enquirer about the issue of guns in America. Below is the CC transcript of the interview from YouTube. (Hence the lack of punctuation.) I’ve […]

2013: The Year in Review

Here are a handful of my favorite posts from the past year.  It’s a bit of a mixed bag (peaks and valleys and whatnot).  I hope you’ll find something of value — much more to come in the new year. Thanks for stopping by! ON THE DEATH OF LABOR My thoughts on inequality in the […]

Schrödinger’s Gun Cases: Unlocked and Loaded While Locked and Unloaded

Many Americans wish to have a firearm in the home for protection against intruders.   Unfortunately, having a firearm in the home brings a host of risks with it.   This paradox leaves people who wish to increase their safety, potentially decreasing it. For a firearm to be useful for self-defense, it typically needs to […]

B Does Not Follow A

A number of sources on Twitter have pointed out this little logical mind bender put forth by the NRA. A. The populace needs guns to protect themselves from the government. B. The government needs to put guns in schools to protect kids from the populace. Am I missing something? Cognitive dissonance is a term used in modern psychology to […]