https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/12/the-thin-facade-of-authority/ Sometime in the late 19th century, the wide-scale growth of graduate education, professional schooling, and the formal granting of a M.D., Ph.D., or J.D. were necessary antidotes to quackery and the dangers of autodidactic expertise masquerading as the product of the scientific method. But in the last two centuries, that notion of argument from…
Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961)
No, I am calling it our “Titanic moment” not because I think we’re doomed, but because this pandemic, much like the sinking of the “unsinkable Titanic,” is our “moment of truth”: the puncturing of that illusion that “man has nature whacked.” Nature repeatedly shows that she still has her ways of whacking back.
It will be objected that money cannot be measured against life, as they are incommensurable. Life must always trump business. It is a false dichotomy. Even “mere money” is usually our labor, and therefore our use of life and freedom, often many hours’ worth, in another form. To make a business go bankrupt is to…