A mythical taxonomy of real loneliness.
A cool superpower to have would be the ability to slow subjective time and get a lot of thinking done. In every superhero movie, no matter how fast the protagonists fly or how hard they punch, they always end up within one step of disaster because their planning skills are dogshit. The villain loses not … Continue reading Thinking Fast and Hard
A book about rethinking infidelity offers an opportunity to rethink modern marriage and the paradox at the heart of it.
An interview recorded with me, the person you want to read instead of listening to.
A few ways to think about the overall value of a purchase, which often has little to do with what the purchase costs.
A random grab bag of vacation photos, travel observations, and geopolitical opinions.
Using women I've dated to improve on the solution to the famous secretary problem.
I'm excited to announce Predictable Identities, a weekly blogchain I am writing for Ribbonfarm.
Competition can often be bad, but competing well is often the only path to cooperating well.
Spice up your Super Bowl party with Putanumonit's annual prop gambling game.
Gillette and Roger Federer demonstrate the difference between traditional and toxic masculinity, who hates hierarchies and why, and the virtues learned by watching sports.
The American Psychological Association has declared that masculinity is a disease, and they will cure you.
A few thoughts on how finance improves and why it sometimes sucks.
People hate the financial industry and are confident they know how to fix it, in proportion with how ignorant they are of the basic facts about it. This post will at least help with the latter.
Exploring materialism, Buddhism, demons, suffering, and monogamy with deluks917 and a jar of peanut butter.
Part 1 of a transcribed interview with deluks917, which covers online communities, weirdos, freethinkers, and Uyghurs.
Even when I agree with people on an issue, I'm judged for not being as obsessed with it as they are. What's up with that?
I write Putanumonit on a 7-14 day cycle of satisfaction and anxiety. When a post is done, I publish it with a mixed sense of relief and giddy expectation. Over the next week, I share links on LessWrong, Twitter and Facebook, and enjoy the rush of the views and comments rolling in. After a week … Continue reading In the Valley of Bad Mindfulness
Andrew Yang wants to bring Universal Basic Income to America, and he's running for president to do so. After hearing from him directly, I weakly support UBI but strongly endorse Yang 2020.
Ezra Klein thinks that his haters hate progress and equality. I think they mostly just hate him.