Just own the damn robots

This article is going viral: Just own the damn robots In Kurt Vonnegut’s 1952 novel, Player Piano, we are introduced to a future in which only engineers and managers have gainful employment and meaningful lives. If you’re not one of the engineers and managers, then…

Trump is still not in power

Trump still not in power This does not come as a surprise, and I have long maintained that the only way for Trump to gain more power is if he’s put in a situation where he can rise to the occasion; for example, if there…

Evidence America is not (yet) dumbing-down

Despite being on the ‘right’, I’ve long been a critic of the fashionable and perennial assertion that America is ‘dumbing-down’ or in a state of intellectual decline. Purported dumbing-down is refuted by counter evidence. There are 7 billion people alive. Assuming IQ does not fall…

Internal and external value systems

In the post Individual Ideological & Philosophical Classification System, I discuss internal and external value systems: External value system: “How society & culture should behave.” External things such as political, societal, and culture issues, position on left-right spectrum; moral realism & prescriptivism; value-based.   Internal…

The Over-hyped Purported Efficacy of Australia’s Gun Laws

A certain political tribe likes to make the augment that if America adopted Australia’s gun control laws that gun homicides would fall. From Vox The Weeds: Australia solved its gun problem. Could America? Through that program, the government was able to get rid of about…

To change the world, invest; don’t start a business

Taleb in the post The Merchandising of Virtue says that to change the world, you must start a business. 1) never engage in virtue signaling; 2) never engage in rent seeking; 3) you must start a business. Take risks, start a business.   Yes, take…