Is the ‘Dark Enlightenment’ Already Here?

The Grey Enlightenment is a moderate, optimistic offshoot of the ‘Dark Enlightenment’. The differences are explained here. The Grey Enlightenment can be described as neoconservatism and minarchism meets social Darwinism and HBD. It appropriates ideas of supply side economics, monetarism, and free market capitalism with…

Biological Determinism Bull Market Rages On

Stocks keep going up, as the economy is fundamentally sound and biological determinism means that those who are cognitively unfit to participate in the post-2008 wealth creation boom have to watch from the sidelines, clinging to their erroneous beliefs that the economy is weak and…

Post-QE, The Economy is Still Fundamentally Sound

The news cycle is pretty much moribund, especially now that Ebola is smoldering in Africa, having failed to destroy civilization as the left hoped it would. The fed officially ended QE, a non-event given the fed had been planning this as far back as May…

No, The US Economy Is Not Stuck

From the Washington Post: The terrifying idea that the economy might stay stuck forever just got more terrifying Shoo the pallbearers away; the US economy is not only not dying or stuck, it’s thriving – especially compared to the rest of the world. The U.S….

Oil and Gas Prices Due for a Huge Rebound

If history is any guide, the left’s celebration of falling oil & gas prices may be premature. Here’s one such headline proclaiming the ‘end’ of of the oil: But wasn’t the end supposed to be in 2011 and 2012? What ever happened to that? The…

Free Backtesting Website

A couple weeks ago came across this free cloud based backtesting service, https://www.quantopian.com Here’s a sample code of a portfolio which I’m running that is long 60% QQQ (large cap US tech), short 30% foreign markets and short 10% small caps: def initialize(context): set_symbol_lookup_date(’2010-1-1′) context.stocks…

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Philosophy

The left, including affirmative action’s own astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, dismisses philosophy as useless. In my post of most and least respected majors, I list philosophy as being useful, along with STEM. On the surface, philosophy may seem useless, or at least devoid of any…

Most and Least Respected Majors

IQ is more important than ever, says experts. It seems like STEM and the people who major in it are more important than everyone or anything else. It’s like, ‘You are an engineer? You know physics and can code? Let me kiss your ass.’ I’m…

Facebook Stock is Going Higher

As Facebook stock makes another record high (in agreement with my predictions) Facebook is now a $200 billion company, on its way to being worth a trillion by the end of the decade. The left, including the Robert Shiller, sees everything as a bubble or…

Optimism, HBD, and the American Dream

As we’ve written again and again, optimism and HBD should be able to coexist. As Pinker, Matt Ridley, and George Gilder have shown, believing in biological determinism in one form or another doesn’t mean you have to be a doom and gloomer. Humans evolved to…