The Romanticism of the Road

No one can say with absolute certainty what the future holds in store for us. We can use our knowledge and experience to predict the future, but there is always a degree of uncertainty. Only time will tell if I have made the right decisions in quitting my job, selling my home, and getting rid of most of my stuff. Most Read More …

The European Model of Work-Life Balance

I want to cap off my month-long series about jobs and careers with a discussion of work-life balance, and how America workers compare with their European cousins. Before I begin, I should make it clear that I am not an expert in European labor laws or standards. I’ve not even visited Europe yet, let alone worked in any of its countries. Surely Read More …

Universal Basic Income, How We Value Professions, and Productivity

Universal Basic Income – a hippie socialist concept designed to redistribute the wealth of hard-working Americans to freeloading bums on welfare. Anyone who suggests such a blasphemous concept in the capitalist utopia that is America is a goddamned commie. Right? The Cost of Living in a Society Every single one of us benefits from government programs. If you have ever attended Read More …

Finishing the Last Big Step – Home Sold

This morning, I accepted an offer to purchase my home, signaling completion of the final obstacle (apart from closing) I had to overcome before I reach Independence Day. My home is sold! Owning Real Estate is a Pain in the Ass Four years ago, I had a very different outlook than I do today. I believed in the American Dream. Read More …

The Sunk Cost Bias and Making Changes

Are you stuck in a dead-end job? Do debts, insufficient income, or other financial obligations prevent you from doing what you want? Are you terrified at the prospect of making radical changes to your life? The Sunk Cost Bias I never wanted to be an attorney. At no point in my life did I ever aspire to practice law. Not when I Read More …