Yes, a podcast.
I’m looking for ways to sweeten the pot for paid subscribers to my newsletter. The notion of building up a community has me energized a bit, and I’m putting a little more time into some of these posts — plus I am launching a podcast of sorts. (What?!)
But first, the post. It picks up on stories discussed here by Dana (Dr. Gokal and the “stolen” vaccines) and JVW (the CDC’s decision to kick old people to the curb because they are too white) and connects the dots with the silly concept of “income inequality.” Here is a teaser:
So we have now seen two stories — the story of Dr. Gokal and the story of the CDC’s prioritization of vaccines — where officials came to the conclusion that the pursuit of “equality” may be worth sacrificing lives. (Only certain lives can be sacrificed, of course. When you’re seeking equality, some are more equal than others!) Which leads me to my final topic: that of “income inequality.”
Is there any stupider phrase in the English language?
Let me be clear: income inequality is never a real problem. If it were, there would be an easy solution: pick the person with the lowest income, and then make everyone else “equal” to that person. If everyone is equally poor, they are still “equal” — and there is no longer any income inequality.
There will be crushing poverty, but that’s OK, right?
Now for the real fun stuff. I also launched a podcast, of sorts. Yes, it’s amateurish. Yes, it’s just me for now. But I’m hoping to make it a venue where I can talk — literally talk — to some of you. Plus, the intro is all kinds of fun — so much so that I spend the whole five and a half minutes of the first episode talking about it. (Again, it’s an introductory episode.)
Maybe I can get Dana and JVW to join me on future episodes? No pressure, guys!
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