Taking the ‘Omega’ Pill

I’ve been somewhat of a critic of Red Pill philosophy…not the part about misandry and feminism, which I agree with, but the overemphasizes on ‘game’, masculinity, traditionalism, and self-improvement. If happiness is through self-fulfillment and recognition for your achievements, contributions, and accomplishments, I don’t think…

The Gig Economy: Is Obamacare to Blame?

Hillary is attacking the sharing economy, despite Obamacare possibly contributing to it, in a speech: Meanwhile, many Americans are making extra money renting out a small room, designing websites, selling products they design themselves at home, or even driving their own car. This on-demand, or…

More Correct Predictions (Greece, Facebook, Emerging Markets, Trump)

More Correct Predictions: 1. Most importantly, I was right about Greece being much ado about nothing. The major market indexes have since recovered all their Greece-related losses, as I predicted they would. Greece got thrown another lifeline, kicking the can down the road yet again….

What Makes Taneshi Coates Special?

Taneshi Coates has done something few liberal commentators has done – he has transcended the usual left/right bulwark as dozens of conservative bloggers and writers, who normally tend to ignore, ridicule or immediately dismiss liberals, have lent him an ear. Back in 2013 or so,…

The Truth? They Can’t Handle The Truth

As evidenced by the down-votes for this Quora answer to the question How Does One Become a Mathematical Genius, many people wish to live in a world where either IQ does not exist or, if it does, it doesn’t measure anything important and is of…

Is Capitalism Dead? It Depends, I Suppose

read at your peril Post-Capitalism and the End of Capitalism Capitalism dead? I guess Silicon Valley didn’t get the memo. Hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth from web 2.0 and Bay Area real estate has been created since 2009. Coders strait out of college…

Wealth Creation Orgy

Silicon Valley is in a wealth creation orgy, as the web 2.0 and Silicon Valley boom keeps defying all predictions of its decline. These numbers are just staggering: Air BNB worth $20 billion Uber: $40+ Billion Pinterest: $5 billion Dropbox: $8 billion Snapchat: $10 billion…

The End of Jobs

The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5 by Taylor Pearson This is the era we’re headed into…where everything is outsourced, where income has gone down versus inflation for the past 40 years, and there are fewer and fewer choices for highly…

Trump & Sanders

Any 2016 speculation before the primaries is pretty much a waste of energy. If Bernie loses to Hillary in Iowa and Hew Hampshire, he’s pretty much finished, baring some major scandal or gaffe for Hillary. The GOP field is more diverse, with many candidates neck-and-neck,…

Countering Flawed Arguments of the Anti-College Movement

There are good arguments against going to college, namely the leftist bias and the possibility of accumulating a lot of debt for a degree that has little earning power, but there are two dubious premises perpetuated by anti-college movement: 1. That a college degree is…