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Zay
ramblings and semi-thoughts - a workbook of sorts
Created 13 Dec 2020
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  • Waking up from the American Dream
    04 Oct 2021 • 15 min read • 2 1
    Does school really help? I was recently watching an interview of Scott Galloway – a NYU professor in business and marketing, and serial entrepreneur – where he imparted career and life advice largely ...
  • Quick Morning Thought: On Doing Things The Hard Way
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 4 1
    I recently found myself listening to a Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying interview where the couple bemoaned that active disagreement and criticism are censured and heavily disincentivized today in ce...
  • You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy. (maybe)
    29 Aug 2021 • 18 min read • 4 0
    First they came for the smart TV’s Yesterday I was reading a newsletter put out by a local New York City Lawyer, Paul Skallas, that included a list of links for recommended reading over the weekend. O...
  • The Culture Wars Are Fake - The Feds
    12 Jul 2021 • 13 min read • 11 0
    When I was originally crafting this post, I wanted to discuss the baselessness of the culture wars in society1. I have become disgusted with the left and the right both demonizing and antagonizing eac...
  • I was wrong!
    26 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 3 2
    As any of those close to me know, especially those that know me in person, I am a huge shit talker, this blog being in many ways evidence of that. I take strong stances, and though I like to think my ...
  • Deep Dive - CoVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safety and Alternatives
    24 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    This post represents a new type of post I am tinkering with called a Deep Dive. I doubt I will email blast these out, as they will stand mostly as reference material for me and are likely to be used f...
  • Unforgivable Opinions 4 - Progress Is Bullshit
    30 May 2021 • 15 min read • 7 1
    I am writing this essay less a day after learning of the death of my aunt from COVID-19. She had been fully vaccinated for 3 weeks when she fell ill, was intubated, and eventually passed. After a year...
  • Unforgivable Opinions 3 - Politics Are Useless
    20 May 2021 • 5 min read • 1 1
    For the next installment of Unforgivable Opinions I would like to focus on politics, or more specifically political ideology, tribalism and groupthink. The majority of this can be seen as a direct fol...
  • Local Politics - An update on the NYC Mayoral Race
    18 May 2021 • 5 min read
    I want to provide a brief survey of the various candidates running for Mayor of New York City in the upcoming election on November 2nd. The Democratic party just held its first major debate last Thurs...
  • Unforgivable Opinions 2 - In Defense of Elitism
    08 May 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    Last week I posted a diatribe depicting all forms of helping, aid, and assistance as a form of insult to individual dignity. Reflecting more on the subject I have decided to begin writing a series of ...
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