U.S. home sales to foreigners surge 49% to new record

U.S. home sales to foreigners surge 49% to new record The National Association of Realtors released a report Tuesday that said foreign buyers and recent immigrants spent an estimated $153 billion on American properties in the year ending March 2017. That was a 49% increase…

How the Media Sells Fear and Outrage for Profit

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit This is the reason many of the news stories you see today lead with over-the-top, dramatic, attention-grabbing statements — they are trying to engage with you and rise above the competition. This is the ‘inside…

Targeting the Meritocracy : Response

From Slate Star Codex: TARGETING MERITOCRACY: Prospect Magazine writes about the problem with meritocracy. First Things thinks meritocracy is killing America. Feminist Philosophers comes out against meritocracy. The Guardian says “down with meritocracy”. Vox calls for an atack on the false god of meritocracy. There’s…

Economics and Unintended Consequences

Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door This passage stood out: The smaller indignities are numerous. At the end of every shift, Nicole watches large amounts of leftover food go into the compost – food she’s not allowed to…

The Fumigation Begins

Nick plans to fumigate his comments. Some observations: 1. The ZOG question. The problem with this is it’s a conversation killer. It doesn’t mean it’s necessarily wrong, but it attracts a conspiratorial element, which is something that could be counterproductive. 2. There is the concern…

Activism and the Imperial Mindset

Michael Perilloux of Social Matter discusses the need for an Imperial Mindset: There are many ways to deviate from the correct political mindset, but only one way to do it right. You have to actually think about what it would mean to govern an empire…

The Four Anomalies

A STEEL-cameralist Manifesto Part 3f: The Crisis of the Cathedral and the Structure of the Imperial Information Revolution. 1: The First Anomaly is the contradiction between political form (democracy) and political reality (oligarchy or technocracy); a democracy cannot be a technocracy. Thus, the government is…

How Did Jordan Peterson Become So Successful?

Jordan B. Person’s popularity has exploded since late 2016. He has transformed from being just a clinical physiologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, to a ‘culture warrior’ whose videos about philosophy, psychology, and politics have been watched millions of times over…

Taxation, Libertarianism, and Wealth

From Lion: Libertarians are wrong about taxation: Libertarians say that taxation is “theft.” But as I’ve shown, REALLY rich people voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 3 to 1 margin. Even though it was well known that there would be higher taxes…

Status, Universities, and the Elites

This article is going viral: The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans: Since 2013, the federal reserve board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than earth-shattering: 49…