People want jobs regather than handouts. People have their pride. The problem is that machines are slowly but relentlessly getting better at many of the tasks that make up jobs. And neither of the two big American political parties seems to know what to do.
Sometimes the modern obsession with personal growth can get in the way of relationships. (Thank you to my friend Bob for the idea for this comic.)
Most people don’t want to make changes to their lifestyle, so are relying on science to fix global warming. Yet they don’t trust science on other issues.
Some people don’t want to live by the rules of the State, and would perhaps prefer that the government didn’t exist.
There are various human qualities that can be thought of as superpowers.
Based on current estimates of the amount of matter in the universe, the scientific consensus is that the universe will expand forever. But if our estimates change, it may turn out that the universe expands, contracts, expands, and so on.
Why do we choose to punish people by putting them in prison, at great expense to the taxpayer?
According to Buddhism there is no fixed self you can point to and say “this is me”.
Humans are special. Or so we claim. There are of course downsides to this belief.
There are many advantages to being rich, and demonstrating philanthropy is one of them.