Kickoff For March 22, 2021

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Monday Kickoff, a collection of what I’ve found interesting, informative, and insightful on the web over the last seven days.

Let’s get this Monday started with these links:


Over Time, Buddhism and Science Agree, wherein biologist David P. Barash examines the Buddhist concept of anitya and how it relates to his discipline.

The Evolution Of A Special Species, wherein Lesley Newson explores the idea (which is gaining popularity once again) that human evolution is a result of a combination of genetics and culture.

Quantum philosophy article, wherein Peter Evans looks at how, when pondering quantum theory we’re forced to rethink the way the world fundamentally works.

Online Life

The Grift of Online Entrepreneurship, wherein Brett Nelson looks at the so-called coaches and gurus offering a path to riches online and the bill of goods they’re selling.

Search Engines Don’t Work and They Are Not Good, wherein Christopher Butler looks at how we find and amass information, and that relying on search engines like Google’s to supply us with that information puts us at their mercy.

A Vast Web of Vengeance, wherein we learn how easy it is for someone to post slanderous and damaging posts about someone else online but how hard it is to get those posts removed.

Business and Economics

How Amazon Destroys the Intellectual Justifications for Capitalism, wherein we learn how the ecommerce giant willingly bends laws to compete with rivals and drive them out of business or off its platform.

At 93, She Waged War on JPMorgan—and Her Own Grandsons, wherein we learn how greed and ambition helped create a huge rift in a wealthy family.

Out of Options, wherein Alexander Sammon discusses how they got into day trading and how they learned that the market is stacked against the small investor.

And that’s it for this Monday. Come back in seven days for another set of links to start off your week.

Scott Nesbitt