Sunday, January 12, 2020

Places to go?

Tyler Cowen has shared a list of "Places to go in 2020".

Two thoughts:

1. I'm far from the only one to say this but do intellectual elites actually believe in anything anymore? Seriously, how could someone simultaneously claim to believe in anthropogenic climate change and publish a list like this? This is way beyond hypocrisy; it suggests a complete disdain for the meaning of words, a belief that the author can say whatever he wants just because he can.

2. Again, this is not a novel observation but a need to travel on that scale suggests more a desire to run away from something than towards anything. I see that list and my first thought is, "What an empty life someone must have to need this much distraction."

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