The post-Covid social and economic landscape of America

The three major stories of the second-half of 2020 are: BLM protesters and the apparent inability/unwillingness of anyone in charge to do anything to stop the unrest. Every few weeks or so, there is new rioting and looting. This has become the ‘new normal’ in…

‘Law and order,’ but selectivity enforced

A common argument or refrain from the right is that the left is opposed to ‘law and order,’ or that law and order is being undermined by democrats. I think, rather, law and order is being selectively enforced. So in the case of BLM and…

Why low stakes issues dominate discourse

A question I have pondered is, why are low-stakes issues so persistent in terms of discourse? The issues of trans rights and pronoun usage has exploded in recent years, since 2017 especially, after Trump won and Dr. Jordan Peterson became so popular. This includes: people…

TikTok 45-day deadline

Saw this going viral Trump issues executive orders to BAN TikTok and WeChat in 45 days President Donald Trump has issued executive orders effectively banning Chinese video sharing app TikTok and messaging service WeChat in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Beijing that sent stocks…

Elon Musk Praises China

Elon Musk says ‘China rocks’ while the U.S. is full of ‘complacency and entitlement’ Musk replied: “China rocks in my opinion. The energy in China is great. People there – there’s like a lot of smart, hard working people. And they’re really — they’re not…

TikTok is not going anywhere

Regardless of whether you think TikTok is good or bad, the odds of it being blocked are about zero. The overwhelming likelihood is either Trump will change his mind upon realizing the frivolity and impracticality of the proposal, or the courts will strike it down,…

The UBI Debate: Mixed Socialism

The article Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0 went viral. I’m a huge fan of capitalism and free trade, as laid out in Adam Smith’s genre defining book The Wealth of Nations. The first core component of capitalism is the understanding that when everyone performs…

Blame mega-corps for woke agenda, not activism and NGOs

I think we are going to be entering a news drought soon. Last year at around this time Jeffery Epstein died, which was a huge deal. And then shortly after, the Trump impeachment process also began, also a big deal. There is not really much…

In Defense of Drudge

Over the past few years so so, there have been grumblings by conservatives that Drudge is anti-Trump, that Drudge is working with the left, or that Drudge has lost his way, etc. Just two days ago, Tucker Carlson called Matt Drudge “firmly a man of…