The Daily View: Elite Colleges Should Abolish Tuition; Apprenticeships

From Unz:Our Elite Colleges Should Abolish Tuition Although Harvard is widely known as one of America’s oldest and most prestigious colleges, that public image is outdated. Over the last couple of decades, the university has transformed itself into one of the world’s largest hedge-funds, with…

Stock Market Rebounds

Back in August and September during the stock market plunge, I recommended going long here and again here. Sure enough, stocks have surged since then, with the S&P 500 up about 9% since my reiteration to buy the dip: The portfolio I ‘manage’ is up…

Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia May Lower Healthcare Costs

California Legalizes Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill To clarify the subtlety between physician assisted suicide and euthanasia: Physician-assisted suicide refers to the physician providing the means for death, most often with a presciption. The patient, not the physician, will ultimately administer the lethal medication….

Obama Should Give His Nobel Prize to Bernanke

If Obama can get a Nobel Prize for doing nothing (and then later being a lousy president), maybe Bernanke deserves one for merely saving the economy in 2008? Full employment without inflation is in sight. The central bank did its job. What about everyone else?…

Foucault, Chomsky, Pinker, and the Blank Slate

From evolutionistx: Chomsky on Foucault “In Foucault’s 1971 televised debate with Noam Chomsky, Foucault argued against the possibility of any fixed human nature, as posited by Chomsky’s concept of innate human faculties. Chomsky argued that concepts of justice were rooted in human reason, whereas Foucault…

Bitcoin Going Nuts Again

The left hoped bitcoin would be another fad or bubble, but you can’t keep a good thing down for long, and Bitcoin is surging again: Bitcoin is not going away. It’s here to stay, having long graduated from the ‘fad’ or ‘novelty’ stage. Transaction volume…

The Rotting Foundation That Is Democracy

Many on the right attack individual symptoms, problems (feminism, crime, growing entitlement spending) without addressing the underlying disease: democracy and the liberal state. The solution lends itself to NRx, which rejects the post-WW2 ideal of democracy and social liberalism, as quoted by Amerika’s NRx guide:…

STEM, Immigration, H-1B Visas, and Wages

There is no diversity crisis in tech: Repeat after me: there is no “diversity crisis” in Silicon Valley. None. In fact, there is no crisis at all in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is doing absolutely gangbusters. Apple has $200 billion in cash reserves and equivalents…

Pop Psychology Charlatans

How to act less stupid, according to psychologists “The stupidest thing someone can do is overestimate themselves,” he said. “What that tells us is that you don’t have to have a low IQ, in people’s eyes, to act stupidly. You just have to misperceive your…