Government is the enemy of the poor and the minorities. No supposed progressive vanguard can deny this fact.
Another way to present the 9 types of intelligence as exemplified by my How Do We Measure Intelligence post.
The basic idea is that different people are good at different things. These 9 probably don’t cover the wide range of smarts we all possess, but it’s a start.
As Albert Einstein said, ”Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Voting: petitioning your oppressors into giving you more freedom. Let’s see how that works for you.
While talking to my brother tonight.
In his classic essay, “The Use of Knowledge in Society,” F.A. Hayek explains the concept of distributed knowledge. Every individual has unique knowledge shaped by their experiences and preferences, knowledge that may not be accessible to others, no matter how well educated they may be. Hayek writes:
“Today it is almost heresy to suggest that scientific knowledge is not the sum of all knowledge. But a little reflection will show that there is beyond question a body of very important but unorganized knowledge which cannot possibly be called scientific in the sense of knowledge of general rules: the knowledge of the particular circumstances of time and place. It is with respect to this that practically every individual has some advantage over all others because he possesses unique information of which beneficial use might be made, but of which use can be made only if the decisions depending on it are left to him or are made with his active cooperation.”
Hayek then discusses examples of this knowledge as it applies in an economic context. Producers, consumers, and other individuals cooperating in a market all possess unique knowledge that only they can use, knowledge that is utterly inaccessible to any bureaucratic central planner.
But Hayek’s point about distributed knowledge applies to more than just economic issues. It also applies to social issues. …
Others are “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back” and “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb”
"Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back":
Your curiosity can get you in a lot of trouble, but if you do go looking for an answer or what ever you were looking for, your satisfaction of knowing was well worth the trouble that you went through to get it.
“The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb”:
Meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.