Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties


  • On Social Design

    February 27, 2017

    David Burress

    It seems increasingly obvious to me that it is scientifically possible to design better forms of political and economic organization than those we currently possess.  There is no obvious reason, for example, why we should make it so easy, and actually statistically likely, for sociopaths to seize positions of high power as CEOs and heads ...

  • Ag Tech as Social Science Denial

    February 24, 2017

    David Burress

    In all of history there has never been a world-wide famine.  The world has always produced enough food for everyone.  Famine has always been a local problem and a distribution problem.   Moreover since the time of the Roman empire, in civilized countries famine has never been a transportation problem.  Famine is an income problem.   Moreover there has ...

  • Trump’s Selective Pseudo-Libertarianism

    February 23, 2017

    David Burress

    February 2 Tweet: “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” Skipping over all other violations of free speech in the country, Trump carefully defends Milo Yiannopoulos, an antisemitic pedophile who happens to be allied with Trump’s leading adviser.   But rather than ...

  • Transitioning to Medicare For All

    February 22, 2017

    David Burress

    Almost everyone knows in their heart that Medicare For All would be far better than what we have.  (For starters it would claw back some 3% of GDP spent on insurance overhead and provider costs of dealing with complex insurance policies.) But how would the shift-over work?   Mainly, you need to expand the payroll tax by ...