Taleb stands with ‘cancel culture’

I know this is sort beating a dead horse, but Nassim Tooleb beyond any shadow of a doubt has revealed himself to be an SJW (at at the very least , sympathetic to them): Comment by this Molyneux fan is what makes one not too…

Blame low IQs for unemployment and low wages

Saw this article going viral Why Do We Pay So Many People So Little Money? The authors of the report, Martha Ross and Nicole Bateman, both of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, calculated that “more than 53 million people — 44 percent of all workers…

No, Renaissance Technologies Did Not Lose 20%

From The Reformed Broker: If you’re not willing to accept being down, you’ll never have the chance to be up. There’s no strategy, formula, tactic, research service or insight that can make it otherwise. Renaissance Technologies is getting its ass kicked this year. Double-digit losses….

The Biggest Winners and Losers

It occurred to me that the biggest winners of the past 5 months, during the duration of Covid and then later the BLM protests and riots, are high-income/wealthy people who have moderate/centrist views and high social status, and are insulated from the disruption and unrest….

IQ: it is about relative success

The irony (which makes perfect sense) is that Taleb is a very high IQ person. Just from watching him speak, I’d bet he’s 160+. And he exhibits a lot of psychological traits that often go with it: loneliness, arrogance, impatience, prickly hostility. — PEG (@pegobry)…

The Question of Collapse

A question or topic of discussion that comes up a lot in the intellectual-web (such as high-IQ Reddit subs and blogs is) is, has American society collapsed and or is dying? This is a difficult to answer, as there’s evidence either way. America is collapsing…

No, Trump is Not at High Risk of Losing

For the past few weeks or so, since the George Floyd protests especially, I have been seeing a narrative by many on the dissident/alt-right that Trump is in trouble, that he is losing support, that he is faltering, etc. As I discussed last week, in…

Downsizing and Privatizing the Police, some Implications

In regard to the push by BLM to ‘defund the police’, which is a red herring–the police are almost certainty not going to be defunded, and even most liberals are opposed to the idea–it is interesting nonetheless to entertain the hypothetical of how privatized or…

Bret Weinstein on Joe Rogan

Bret Weinstein recently was on the Joe Rogan show Dr. Weinstein starts off on a pessimistic note, saying that things will get worse in terms of the culture wars and civil unrest, with the George Floyd protests being the latest manifestation of a longer-term trend…