Ross Benes

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Ross Benes works at Esquire and is writing a book about how sex affects economics, politics, and religion.

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Reform School or School Reform?

Learning about life from Victor Frankl, earned privileges, and living off the land

JANUARY 27, 2014 by ROSS BENES

Freedom Mountain Academy is an example of how independent philosophies can be more effective in helping troubled young people than any uniform system or standardized regime.

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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