All posts by Joshua R. H. Parsons

Joshua is a peregrine thinker. He has worked in technology and innovation policy at a D.C.-based think tank. Beyond studying economics, urban planning, and violence, he spends time exploring avant-garde and postmodern film and literature, as well as country and jazz guitar. Currently, he resides in Denver, CO.

How the Toothbrush Mirrors Societal Progress: An Oral History

Just as simple technologies have been abandoned for more beneficial advancements, so should we jettison institutions, laws, philosophies, and cultures which no longer incubate human flourishing.

Overcoming Childhood Trauma and Other Heroic Lessons from The Dark Knight

Not only is the Dark Knight Trilogy a cinematic masterpiece, but it’s also a plat du jour of insight into the consequences of empathy and emotional resiliency.

What the Covered Bridge Reveals About Our Struggle Against Nature

All important technologies must be granted the option of becoming passé. In fact, the goal behind any technology should be for it to serve well and to die young.

Why So Serious, Part One: Child Abuse

 The actions, nonetheless, of our parents and the mentors of our youth bear heavily on our psychological, social, and neurological development.

Ayn Rand in the Age of Anti-Intellectualism

Regardless how one may feel about Ayn Rand, her “philosophy,” or her generally unpleasant demeanor, she does comprehend at least one underpinning truth of our species.