We Solved Everything

With the possible exception of the Germanwings crash, there is like literally nothing fucking going on. 2015, like 2014 and 2013, promises to be an uneventful but prosperous year. Expect web 2.0 valuations to keep rising, but stocks seem to be sputtering possibly due to…

Seth Godin’s Nod to Consequentialism

From The panic tax 1. The cost of ameliorating panic in your system is always less than the cost of the lost productivity when panic hits. In other words, all the other steps are worth it Agree. That’s my rationale for supporting TARP, in that…

Tesla’s Big Surprise. Don’t Bet Against High-IQ.

Tesla stock (TSLA) surged today (and in the after hours) on an announcement of a mystery product line, as tweeted by CEO Elon Musk: Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm,…

Liberalism is the Problem, Not Technology

A major part where the ideologies of far-left and the traditional right converge is in their mutual skepticism and distrust of technology and free markets, another is foreign policy. Liberals worry that technology will destroy jobs, create wealth inequality, and harm the environment. Conservatives worry…

Peter Schiff and other Doom and Gloomers Losing Credibility

It appears that even posters in the right-leaning neo-reactionary community are starting to call out these doom and gloomers like Peter Schiff, Karl Denninger, and Nicholas Nassim Taleb for crying wolf too many times. In response to a viral video from Santelli on zerohedge about…

Billionaire: Your life is going to stink

Today’s good news: Your life is going to stink The left is wrongly interpreting this is mean Charlie Munger is pessimistic about America or as a criticism against the economy, as left wants America to be in decline and no longer exceptional. Actually, what he…

What is a Religion?

From Scott’s Blog: IS EVERYTHING A RELIGION? Awhile ago I realized that I could still be a conservative and not believe in a benevolent God, or a God at all. I saw that this actually strengthened my views. If religion is loosely defined to means…

Professors On Reddit Tire Of Liberalism

In the post 2008 era, intellectualism in and of itself has become a culture, with people in high-IQ endeavors such as professors, STEM workers, stock traders, quants, wonks, tech CEOs, nerds, real estate investors/speculators, mathematicians and theoretical physicists becoming ‘celebrities‘ to large portions of the…

Religion is Becoming Irrelevant

From marginal revolution: An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America. The grand confluence of Protestantism has dwindled to a trickle over the past thirty years, and the Great Church of America has come to an end. …The death of Mainline Protestantism…

There is Absolutely No Bubble In Technology

I remember in 2012, following the botched Facebook IPO and the stock’s subsequent decline, the liberal media was certain that web 2.0 had burst, their elation breaking through their veneer of journalistic impartiality as Facebook stock fell from its IPO price of $38 to as…