The Great College Debate

American Exceptionalism: The US Dollar Still Flying: We have some degree of equality under the rule of law, but that’s as far as it goes and should go. As another blow to equality ,for things such as socioeconomic status, biological determinism means some people will…

Cheer Up, Libs, Things Aren’t So Bad

To the left, America is always in decline – and that only more wealth redistribution from the coffers of the rich can pull us out of this imagined decline. From Braaaad DeLong, The American Economy Stumbles: The American economy has done badly over the past…

Eliminative Materialism and Economic Misconceptions

It seems like we’re all becoming economists now. You’ve got Marc Andreessen, a technologist with no economics degrees, engaging in a credible debate with one of the greatest living economists, Larry Summers. Then there’s Peter Thiel, who received his B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford, pontificating…

More on Biological Determinism and Useless Degrees

From the New York Times: Among the Disrupted This passage stood out: And even as technologism, which is not the same as technology, asserts itself over more and more precincts of human life, so too does scientism, which is not the same as science. The…

In Defense of the Millennials

The Grey Enlightenment is probably the only conservative/libertarian themed blog that takes a more optimistic view of the millennials. On millennials, Gavin McInnes writes: Things have been getting progressively more insane since then. Today we have NYU students barricading themselves in the cafeteria, demanding the…

Adults, Stop Giving Bad Career Advice to Young People

It’s better to self-actualize than work in a dead-end job . With all the free resources available online to acquire high-paying skills, why waste time with low paying, low-skill work – unless I guess you really need money. Well-intentioned adults are giving bad advice to…

Is the National Debt a Big Deal? Maybe not

From The Atlantic: Why the U.S. Government Never, Ever Has to Pay Back All Its Debt For years the doom and glomers have insisted that America’s debt burden will result in some sort of cataclysmic, hyper-inflationary ‘debt crisis’, but yields have been falling in the…

The World is Getting Safer, So Why Does this Make Libs Mad?

Attention news readers: We will continue writing articles about the violence decline until you stop kvetching. http://t.co/G9YHHc3U8X — Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) January 14, 2015 Upon first glance, one would assume that a Cato report about the world being safer is good news, but to the…

What I Want

Until the stock market start going up there will be fewer posts. I can’t write about biological determinism, smartism, IQ and stuff like that if the market is not going up. What I want: 1. A big spike in unemployment This will: a. Prolong zero…