Tucker Carlson’s Solution for Adolescent’s Smartphone Vice is Lunacy and Contradictory

I’ve almost finished reading Tucker Carlson’s new book, Ship of Fools. In said publication, the author rightly denounces Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, the punditry class and special interest groups for supporting certain policies that have had and continue to have deleterious effects on the US population. A good amount of the book is a breath of fresh air for those of us who continue to remind others that blind loyalty to party and indiscriminate acceptance of mainstream narratives, instead of faithful adherence to first principles, is what has led to America’s precipitous moral, social and political decline.

Nevertheless, a good portion of Carlson’s book reveals how flawed the talk show host’s views are with respect to free market economics, certain conservative ethics and his proposed solutions for America’s ills. Continue reading

Escaping Escapism

Studies demonstrate that Americans spend approximately 5 hours and 35 minutes watching television and 5 hours using their smartphones each day. When asked why they take up almost all of their waking hours starting at a screen, respondents claim that doing so grants them an “escape” from life.

If one was ignorant of the fact that the US is one of the most affluent, technologically advanced, convenience-minded societies on the face of the earth, this answer would give the impression that everyday living is harsh and dreary. I cannot be the only person to see the irony here. Or, is it possible that something darker is at play? Continue reading

How to Stop Wasting Your Time

Make no mistake – we are living in a generation that values that which is worthless and insignificant whilst despising what is truly important. Among the institutions and considerations that most devalue and waste is time.

Although time is something we all have a limited supply of and is irrecoverable when spent, most have been led to believe that they’ll have an endless supply of it and therefore misuse it. Alas, it isn’t until men have very little of it left that they become desperate to recuperate what they squandered. Continue reading

Why Analog is Better than Digital

Analog technology has experienced a resurgence in the market. Vinyl LPs, notebooks, pencils, woodworking with hand tools, typewriters and even cassettes have resurrected from the productivity and entertainment graveyard to create a multi-million-dollar industry, once again.

(Interestingly, in all of this fervor for physical goods VHS tapes are feeling left out. Anyone want to demand legislation that prohibits their exclusion? No?) Continue reading