Of Curmudgeonly Interest – 17 October 2017

The Harvey Weinstein scandal is one of the biggest stories around, right now, so I thought I'd offer up a couple of the more interesting perspectives I've come across. Plus, Roaming Millennial triggers college students - which is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel, these days ... Do read on ...

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Your Vote: Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe

One of the most important features of modern democracy, and at the same time, one most taken for granted, is the secret ballot. Yet, it is a relatively modern invention. People using social media to proudly display their completed same-sex marriage form might seem like typical social media nonsense, but in reality, it heralds a far more sinister trend ...Do read on ...

The Moral Cognitive Dissonance of Right-To-Die

This is another article that seeks less to argue a normative position on the issue at hand - euthanasia - than to point out a lack of clarity that clouds the central debate. Suicide and euthanasia are objectively the same thing. The moral equivalence is another matter. Yet many people, right-to-die advocates especially, refuse to concede even their objective equivalence. Such a lack of clarity makes informed judgement on this critically important issue impossible. Do read on ...