Philosophy

Equity is destructive

Equity is a newfangled bastardisation of the idea of ‘equality’. It shifts the focus from recognising equality that already exists, to trying to create equality where it doesn’t. That’s a problem because its, ah, communism.

Inclusion is immature

Remember that kid who had a tantrum whenever he couldn’t have the same things that the other kids got? Of course you do, you were that kid. Well, inclusion means telling that kid he’s right, instead of telling him to grow up.

Diversity is a Trojan Horse

Diversity is increasingly treated as a ‘value’ in the corporate world, despite little evidence of its benefits. Yet if you dig deeper, this movement is not really about valuing diversity, but destroying it.

Welcome to the post-post-racial world

What insights can we gain through thinking about the race hoax perpetrated by Jussie Smollett? Our society is being poisoned by a view of racism that is self-perpetuating and provides no solutions. Welcome to the post-post-racial world.

Here’s to the risk takers

“There is a minimum level of risk that must be taken across society. Reducing risk will always, eventually create risk.” Here’s to the risk-takers.

The probability of God

A journal paper on the use of probability in the debate on Atheism, providing a defense against Richard Dawkins’ book, The God Delusion.

No, inequality is not discrimination

Many people today assume without question that all inequality is the result of discrimination. But what if it isn’t? If it isn’t, the treatment won’t work.

The fall of the machines

Japanese car-makers and, more recently, Elon Musk, both found that automation is not as good as everyone assumes. “Humans are under-rated”. There’s an important lesson in that for policy-makers.