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LitWorld Stands Up for Literacy Around the World

LitWorld has many initiatives to promote literacy throughout the world — for example: LitWorld’s Lit! Project for Solar Reading Power replaces kerosone-powered lanterns with solar-powered lamps — check it out! Continue reading

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3 Grades of the Shame in moving towards the Wisdom of the Language

As I noted earlier this week, Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson had a lengthy discussion about “brand journalism” and “brand sponsored content” during a recent episode of the For Immediate Release podcast (FIR #678). Shel and Neville discussed some issues … Continue reading
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The greatest danger to the future of free speech is the foolish idea that it is believed to be up to Americans (in the United States) to defend it

Many Americans are too naive to recognize when propaganda is being rammed down their throats — and most of them are also functionally illiterate. If the rest of the world expects freedom to be “born in the USA”, then they … Continue reading
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Do the Math

How many books have you read in the past year? If you were to write a book, how many people would you expect to read it? Do these numbers more or less balance each other out, or is there an … Continue reading Continue reading

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Retard Media: Hubspot vs. Google

As luck would have it, on the one day that I check the New York Times, they have an article (actually it’s more of a classified advertisement, for so-called “SEO agencies”) about what I will from now on refer to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Are most people bogus because they don’t know how to identify themselves, or because they choose to be bogus? (or is there perhaps some other reason why the majority prefer to be bogus?)

Why do the majority of people online use bogus identities? This really irks me. I’ve been thinking about it a lot — and this is my conclusion so far: Most people in advanced countries do not want to be bogus, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Enlightened Self-Reliance

I have often cited Immanuel Kant’s short article about the meaning of “Enlightenment”. I have often cited Ralph Waldo Emerson’s article about “Self-Reliance”. Although I can imagine that Mr. Emerson was building upon Kant’s views (in a sense: standing on … Continue reading Continue reading

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Humanism will fail because most humans are stupid

The other day I was chatting with a friend… — he was saying how he admired my trust in humanity, and that I should not lose faith. Two things are odd about this. First, I have — by and large … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why has the information revolution not yet precipitated a social revolution?

To answer this question, it is necessary to separate the information revolution 1.0 from the information revolution 2.0. The way I see it, the First Information Revolution has indeed caused a social revolution… — but it took a very long … Continue reading
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