‘Vices’ Archive

If We’re ‘Better Behaved’ Just Because We’re Affluent, God is Not Impressed September 2, 2015 No Comments

It is often believed that poorer people are worse behaved and therefore undesirable neighbors; and certainly enough, certain pathological behaviors are more common in the poor communities.  This is used as an argument for zoning and government land use control [a form of social engineering] to keep them out of more affluent areas; and interestingly […]

Envy Isn’t Just a Left Wing Vice April 26, 2010 3 Comments

Envy is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and it involves wanting to deny other people things whether you have them or not. We generally think of it in terms of what the Australians call the Tall Poppy Syndrome; the more talented and outstanding people get cut down to “size” by the rest. And in […]