CategoryAmerican Exceptionalism

The best third-world public health system money can buy


It is absolutely mind-boggling how bad the American public health system is; especially when one considers the hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars that we spend on public health. We’re about to reach 175,000 dead from the Chump Plague, by far the highest death total of any country in the world. Yet this is just one of numerous terrible health outcomes at which this nation excels. So to...

If copywriting was practiced like American medicine


If advertising copy was written the way medicine is practiced in this country, we’d have many more copywriting specialists; each expert at a very specific part of the copywriting practice. For example, we’d have copywriters who are experts at headlines. Then we’d have copywriters who are experts at body copy. Also copywriters who are experts at tag lines. We might break this specialization down...

If copywriters billed like hospitals


First, I would charge my client for my writing services. Then, I would bill him or her separately for the use of my computer. That would be followed by a charge for the use of the facility in which I do my writing, which is my house. If I also happened to ask my brother what he thinks of what I have written for my client, that would necessitate a fourth billing. And if I should offer visual...

The new communication age thanks to Asperger kids


Here’s one of the great ironies of our times—this whole new digital communication age we’ve been living in was brought to you by a bunch of boys experiencing Asperger syndrome. All our communication mediums these days—Twitter, Instagram, The Facebook, Yahoo—were created by males on the spectrum. Maybe not officially on the spectrum.  But a lot of them demonstrate the kind of difficulties in...

Maybe this explains why things are so bad


You know all these “geniuses” from Silicon Valley are college dropouts. And it’s not just the first wave of Silicon Valley “geniuses” like Jobs and Gates and Paul Allen who are/were college dropouts. It’s the succeeding generation too. Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, that Biz Stone, Evan Williams (the computer programmer, not the bourbon)—all flunkies. These guys—and they are all guys—never had any...

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