You can get a good sense of how self-sufficient you are by taking the time to think about what you take for granted. Barret Tillman has a great essay on inventions taken for granted that will make you more appreciative of all the little luxuries around us.
It feels good to see some vindication for those of us who opposed the various power grabs disguised as "pandemic responses." Richard Kelly explains how, many people recognized from the start that it was all about control.
UN Climate conferences should make lovers of individual liberty, free markets and private property just a bit nervous. Jason Reed has a great article on how these climate conferences fail on deforestation.