In social policy, when we provide a safety net, it should be designed to help people take more entrepreneurial risks, not to turn them into dependents. This doesn't mean that we should be callous to the underprivileged.
True, our knowledge does grow, but it is threatened by greater increases in confidence, which make our increase in knowledge at the same time an increase in confusion, ignorance, and conceit.
The world we live in is vastly different from the world we think we live in.
Never think that lack of variability is stability. Don't confuse lack of volatility with stability, ever.
Governments that try to shoot for a surplus hardly ever reach it.
Writing is sacred, other activities are profane, and I don't want them to corrupt my writing.