A random list of opinions I predict at least 95% of people will disagree with, sorted from comprehensible to esoteric:

* All drugs should be legal and over the counter. Vendors should be responsible for purity and honest labeling.

* It’s unclear whether global warming is bad or good for humanity. In any case, since technology can give humanity godlike power over the ecosystem in a few decades, we should be focused on economic growth and technological progress rather than worry about such trivial concerns.

* The U.S. Constitution was a grand experiment by great people with the best intentions, which failed. We should scrap it and replace our system of government with something better.

* Wealth inequality is not inherently good or bad — it depends on whether the wealth was created or stolen. Wealth *creation* is supremely moral and people who create exceptional wealth are heroes.

* The growth of Western government debt is unsustainable and will lead to the collapse of the global dollar regime and America’s superpower status within a few decades.

* All safety regulations should be abolished and replaced by common law, contracts, insurance, and private certification agencies.

* Patents & copyrights should be abolished. The purpose of property is to prevent conflict for scarce resources, and ideas are not scarce. (The market would probably come up with contractual versions of patents and copyrights superior to coercive intellectual monopolies.)

* Government schooling is a failed experiment and should be abolished. Most private schools operate by the same philosophy and should be dramatically reformed. I like the Montessori method, but after early childhood, vocational training (apprenticeship) is best for most people as a supplement or entirely replacing schooling.

* The modern research university is a failed experiment in terms of both practical education and meaningful research. Over 90% of university students should be in a vocational program instead.

* The “teenager” is a modern invention and should be eliminated by practicing the above. Adulthood should be a gradual process that starts earlier and takes longer.

* The proper goal of politics is to minimize political power in society and replace it with voluntary contracts.

* The liver (properly prepared) is the most delicious part of an animal.

* For most people (non-athlete, white-collar workers), zero carbohydrates are ideal.

* Fruit is nature’s candy and should be a special treat, grains are cheap and delicious, but unhealthy food. Vegetables are mainly needed because we too many grains. The majority of our diet should be animal products.

* The vast majority of what we eat and do outside of our jobs is for pleasure rather than a need. That’s OK, but if we were honest about it, we could focus on what we really value.

* Homeownership is overrated. Mobile young professionals should rent.

* Most personal insurance is unnecessary and would not be needed without government coercion, especially health and life insurance.

* Modern medicine does a terrible job of treating chronic diseases. Fixing metabolism with a high-fat, low-carb diet, sunlight, and activity will prevent the vast majority of chronic diseases.

* Religion is outdated and should be abolished and (voluntarily) replaced with humanistic philosophy. Unfortunately, modern academic philosophy is far worse than most religions.

* Not all religions are morally equivalent. They can be ranked from good, neutral (aka irrelevant), to harmful. Real-world personal success of adherents is a good benchmark — Jews and Mormons stand out in this regard. Still, a proper humanistic philosophy is superior to religion.

* Abortion is always moral — when it is in the mother’s best interest.

* The sale of parental rights should be legal.

* Organ sales should be legal.

* Genetically-engineered “designer” babies are moral and desirable, though parents should be held accountable if their actions cause suffering.

* Abortion is morally obligated when a fetus has a defect that will dramatically impair its quality of life – such as with Down syndrome.

* Children should be able to sue their parents for damages resulting from negligence, which caused their suffering due to such defects.

* Human life is a value in itself. More people leads to more ideas and more social, economic, and technological progress. Underpopulation caused by welfare statism, not overpopulation will cause economic chaos in the 21st century.

* Punishment (of any child or adult for any reason) has no valid moral basis. It’s deep-rooted in our psyche for evolutionary reasons, but should be rejected from ethical and legal principle.

* All praise and criticism should be eliminated from education. Motivation should be internal instead driven by the desire for approval or fear.

* Judicial detention (prisons) have no moral basis and should be eliminated. Justice should be based on restitution and prevention. Criminals should be forced to work off their debt directly to victims plus the cost of their prosecution rather than be imprisoned. (I do support judicial execution [death penalty] in some cases.)

* The police and justice system should carry liability insurance and pay when their mistakes harm innocents.

* All possessions that do not generate income are a liability and have an ongoing cost. We should only own things that we derive ongoing value from, and get rid of the rest. This applies to material possessions, valuables, homes, etc.

* Euthanasia of a newborn baby to prevent its suffering can be morally justified in some cases.

* Passports and nationalities should be eliminated. There should not be national borders, though there should be a reputation mechanism for evicting criminals from civil society.

* Automatic citizenship (granted by birthright) should be eliminated. Citizenship (in the sense of being given political power) should be earned by virtue.

* Universal suffrage is wrong – only those who demonstrate sound judgment (for example, by acquiring wealth of property) should be trusted with political power.

* Democracy (representative government in which the power of representatives is not strictly delimited by voluntary contract) is immoral and should be replaced by voluntary contracts.

* There should be almost no limit on the weapons individuals are allowed to own, including nukes. However, there can be regulations about how they are protected and where they are store – i.e., insured, under armed guard, away from populated areas, etc.

* Government money should be abolished and replaced by free-market sound money – such as gold and cryptocurrency.

* Monopolistic government institutions are impractical and should be replaced by competing organizations. (Though not competing laws — the existence of society requires a “law of the land.”)

* Taxation is theft – it should be abolished and replaced by voluntary contracts for all services.

* Death due to old age should be seen as a disease and cured. Biological immortality is a solvable problem and within a few generations.

* All property should be private. All scarce resources should be property.

* Rational self-interest is the only proper basis for moral philosophy.

* The Doomsday Hypothesis is probably true since it is logically sound. Human civilization is probably short-lived, though I don’t know if that implies post-human existence, extinction, or something else entirely.

* We probably underestimate the efficiency of biological brains in nearing the ultimate limits of computations. Augmenting biological intelligence rather than pure AI will probably create superintelligence. Game theory suggests that the first superintelligences will rapidly (by either peaceful or violent means) transform all humanity into likewise augmented beings.

* As humans, we should embrace our nature as sexual beings, but at the same time, we should also transcend our biology and develop a more profound form of information exchange.

* The “purpose” (in an anthropic sense) of nature and the entire universe is to create us. We’re probably alone in the universe.

* The anthropic principle is true, which implies several possible explanations: an infinite multiverse, the universe is a simulation, etc. Reality is stranger than we think.

* The universe may be digital, possibly a simulation (though not in the sense of running on a computer, but as a computational substrate) perhaps as a bubble universe of intelligent origin.

* Time is a property that emerges from the law of entropy. A post-singularity universe (of pure computronium) will lack the property of time as we know it, and possibly matter space, and energy.

* Since the universe started, change has been accelerating. The singularity is near, and some people alive due may live to see the chronological end of the universe. (see above)

* In a post-singularity universe, the distinction between thought and action may not be meaningful.