Artificial Intelligence Researcher
Why would anyone bite a bullet that large? Why would anyone postulate unconscious zombies who write papers about consciousness for exactly the same reason that our own genuinely conscious philosophers do? ... on a core level, the sane thing to do when you see the conclusion of the zombie argument, is to say "That can't possibly be right" and start looking for a flaw.
Iconic Economist of 20th Century
The programs that are labeled as being for the poor; for the needy almost always have effects exactly the opposite that those that their well intentions sponsors intend them to have. ... The minimum wage law is most properly described as a law saying employers must descriminate against people who have low skills. To employ [a person] at [a higher wage] is to engage in charity. Now there's nothing wrong with charity, but most employers are not in a position [to] engage in that kind of charity.
Dear angsty teen... ...the world... is indeed strange, fake, and wrong, relative to your inborn intuitions. ... A few of you will hold the most strongly to your inborn ideals, paying great costs to move or change. Some such efforts will even succeed, moving your world closer to your inborn ideals. But know that your world is stable enough so that if you actually “fight the power,” you will on average lose. Most of what looks like young “rebels” winning is actually part of the established order.