Virtue-Signaling: Moral Cowardice & Intellectual Poverty

The necessity of social capital Social capital is an umbrella term that became popular in academia during the 1990s and entered the public lexicon after Robert Putnam’s 2000 book, Bowling Alone. Google’s definition for social capital is:The networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function [...]

COVID-19: Trade-Offs Must NEVER Be Taboo

The lack of sophistication of journalists' analysis of the pandemic continues to disappoint... At this point, most journalists and politicians seem to fundamentally misunderstand the “flatten the curve” concept, which has devolved into a meme.“Flatten the curve” measures (such as social distancing) are NOT meant to lower the total number of people who become infected. [...]

COVID-19: Have We Reached A Tipping Point?

There are several mathematical axioms that the COVID-19 pandemic has validated, but the most consequential of these are: 1) For any group of people (# of people = n), as n approaches infinity, that group's capacity for stupidity approaches infinity. 2) Despite the fact that we're >200 years removed from The Enlightenment, people still prefer... [...]

COVID-19: Mental Health and Hysteria during the Pandemic

Try to remain calm... https://videos.files.wordpress.com/pNbgG5T3/coronaa-2-1080p_hd.mp4 Teaser for Testing Orthodoxy's next feature-length video on COVID-19. This storm WILL pass. I just had a therapy session with my fiancée regarding why we both find ourselves angered by the hysteria exhibited by the people around us (both physically and virtually). I hope that this post will resonate with [...]

Is HATE SPEECH part of FREE SPEECH?

Fringe beliefs and extremist ideologies have been declared “commonplace” by many. Pundits and analysts have posited this is a product of Donald Trump's political ascendancy. Whether or not this analysis is correct, it is true that some objectively despicable people, once relegated to the dark corners of the internet, are now operating out of the [...]

The Mainstream Approach to Reduce Healthcare Costs Won’t Succeed. Socialized Medicine Will Exacerbate the Issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyPF7h770zU Healthcare Costs Threaten America’s International Prominence The current American mainstream approach to lowering healthcare costs has a fatal flaw that will prevent it from achieving its goal. Despite the utopian salesmanship by progressive activists and politicians, socialized medicine will only exacerbate the problem.We’ve all heard these statistics before. But that doesn’t mean we should [...]