We Are Not Doomed

This is one of those markets where you don’t want to be committed either too long or too short. Maybe 2015 will be better for stock pickers because 2014 has been awful. The problem is these hedge funds, desperate for any yield in a hard…

Does Content Really Matter?

Still a slow news cycle. Regarding Ebola, it could get worse, but if history serves as any guide, the worst is over. The media and the CDC predicted swine flu and avian flu could kills hundreds of millions of people, but only a couple hundred…

Public Outrage Getting in the Way of Good Eugenics Policy

One of the big stories this week is the lesbian couple that sued the sperm donor, setting off a firestorm of outrage. Its easy to invoke the slippery slope fallacy, but in the second biotech revolution , genes are playing an increasing important role in…

Debunking More Wealth Inequality BS

Income inequality’s sick joke: A rising tide only lifts luxury yachts Well, no kidding; if you take a chunk of wealth from the rich and give it to the poor, the poor will indeed see an immediate rise in wealth and sending power, but is…

The IQ Wars

The IQ wars are back: Practice Does Not Make Perfect The IQ wars were a series of public exchanges involving academics, journalists and bloggers in the field of behavior psychology, human biology, and sociology that spanned from 2008 to 2013 between proponents of biological determinism…

Post-2008 economy & HBD, Post-Scarcity, Political Science

Like OWS, the Hong Kong protests will blow over in a few weeks. How many times is there some event and all the hacks – whose livelihoods depend on page views and clicks – proclaim it the start of a new paradigm, when in reality…

Some Thoughts on IQ

Many people cannot appreciate how rare rare events are. The liberal media talks about financial crisis like it’s a common occurrence, yet in America there have only been two major financial crisis in the past 100 years, with an 80 year gap between them (1929…

The Media and Global Warming

If you look at the media, ok, uh, Russia invading Ukraine, job loss, a police officer was killed. The things that happened yesterday, 99% of them will be forgotten next week. The news cycle always changes. The reports will all gather around and the editor…