Maybe You’re Wrong (Or: Exercises in Humility)

“Being judgmental” gets a lot of flak, since it potentially conflicts with a natural human desire for approval. And yet, humans cannot exist without judgment. Whether distinguishing between food and poison, or evaluating tradeoffs between skills, tastes, and needs in Continue reading Maybe You’re Wrong (Or: Exercises in Humility)

Warning Labels and False Signaling

Labeling for “unnatural” food products ranging from chemical additives to genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is perennially popular Left, Right, and Center.  The main selling point of this style of regulation is that the products in question aren’t being banned; the government Continue reading Warning Labels and False Signaling