A modern tale question: When do we stop being slaves of the State? More precisely: When and how do we stop evil slave-masters from running and destroying our lives via an unmanageable field called the State, one that oppresses almost everybody except those running it and securing their future out of it?
Zeigarnik Effect: how we tend to focus more on incomplete tasks and how this affects our relationships. Includes a video that discusses how to use this effect to our benefit and improve our relationships and even businesses.
Imagine if you could plug your brain into a machine that would bring you ultimate pleasure for the rest of your life. The only catch? You have to permanently leave reality behind. Hayley Levitt and Bethany Rickwald explore Robert Nozick’s thought experiment that he called the Experience Machine.
Philosopher Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia, published in 1974, cemented libertarianism’s place among the political philosophies taken seriously in academia. In it, Nozick defended the “minimal state”—what latter came to be called minarchism—and showed how it could become a “framework for utopias.”