Provocations – a list.

Unpopular ideas about social norms.

Some people have missed this disclaimer in the past, so I’m going to say again that I’m not endorsing these ideas, merely collecting them, and I disagree with many of them.

Incest that doesn’t involve children, coercion, or procreation should be socially accepted.

Society drastically overvalues prestige, to our collective detriment.

We should end the tradition of gift-giving, because it’s so inefficient. Gift-givers are much worse at choosing something the recipient will enjoy than the recipient would’ve been.

People in senior positions should continuously have their cognition tested, to monitor possible decline of fluid intelligence, alertness and judgment.

Addiction is mostly rational.

via Marginal Revolution (iirc)

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