Technology: Bringing Us Together, Tearing Us Apart

I often see people lament that technology has weakened out social relationships. When I see everyone staring at their phone out at a restaurant I see their point. However I think technology allows us to develop deeper and more meaningful relationships, when used properly. I will first discuss the benefits of the internet and then…

Thoughts on Money

I am no expert on this topic, but I am interested in learning about money seeing as how I am asked for it when I do the things I like to do. This will be how I see money, what it stands for and¬†current issues with non-gold backed currency.¬† Money is a token of exchange….

Common Ground by Justin Trudeau

Common Ground is an auto biographical work written by the new Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau published a year before winning the election for the post. In the book Justin provides an open and honest view into his personal life and political values. I would strongly recommend this book to any Canadian interested in politics….

George Carlin Sums it All Up

This is the most educational, thought provoking, passionate speech I’ve seen.

This guy knows how to think and play on emotions. I hope to be as good at self-expression as he is one day.

The Decline of Honour: Honour as Political Policy

Standards for male honour are generally consistent throughout all cultures. Honour has always been associated with warriors. Battle requires group cohesion and unity for a side to be victorious. A man’s place in the social hierarchy will be based on his abilities compared to his peers. This creates a competitive atmosphere in which each man wants to prove himself so he can earn the most respect. Once the hierarchy has been formed it is generally stable.

The Prince in Hell: Machiavelli’s Legacy

What seems to go largely unmentioned in the analyses I’ve read is Machiavelli’s focus on being accepted as the people as a solid foundation for your political body. A good ruler will not interfer with its citizens property and will allow them to earn a comfortable living. People who like being ruled by the prince will not conspire to kill him and the prince enjoys great protection from being overthrown. People need to really dislike the prince before they will cooperate with others in conspiracy since the risks are so great and the rewards are questionable.