How Bonds Respond to Rate Hikes

There’s a lot of hand wringing about rising interest rates and how it will affect bonds and other income-based investments. There’s a lot of doom and gloom, too, predictions that the bond market will crash if the fed raises rates. There’s a few things to…

Understanding Comes Before Change

America, it’s economy, and the news cycle is still in auto-pilot mode since early 2014 or so, going nowhere at a 1000 miles an hour. Everyone in the media wants crisis and mayhem, for ratings and clicks and page views, but the few crisis that…

The Daily View: Never Take Financial Advice From Zerohedge

Why you shouldn’t take financial advice from Zer0hedge: This is the 3rd-longest bull market in US history, and by my assessment it has much further to go. Zerohedge have been bearish since the bull market began six years ago, and anyone who heeded their warnings…

Abortion & Healthcare Policy

From Evolutionist-X” In Defense of Planned Parenthood On numerous occasions, this blog has argued that Republicans could support abortion as a way of reducing entitlement spending and crime, which I discuss further here. The usual rebuttal is that this is the policy of Margaret Sanger…

Thomas Sowell on The Bell Curve

In his book Black Rednecks and White Liberals, Sowell blames ‘redneck’ culture for black dysfunction, arguing that white culture made blacks dysfunctional: What the [white] rednecks or crackers brought with them across the ocean was a whole constellation of attitudes, values, and behavior patterns that…

NRx and Christianity

I know there are some people in the NRx-sphere who are practicing Christians, notably Nick B. Steves, as evidenced by the picture of Sancta Maria on his blog, and Vox Day, by his numerous writings – in particular his book The Irrational Atheist, but Vox…

Thoughts on France

Sigh…more terrorism by Muslims in France…not the first time, and probably won’t be the last. Trump: Paris Attacks ‘Much Different’ If France Had More Guns Not so sure about this. It’s not like everyone is armed and clairvoyant of an impending attack, especially not attendees…

IQ Roundup

This week, some interesting posts about IQ: From Pumpkin Person The SAT is said to correlate about as well with IQ as two different IQ tests correlate with one another. In his book Real Education (pg 69-70), Charles Murray claims that only 17 year olds…

#Nationaloffendacollegestudentday

#Nationaloffendacollegestudentday is going viral on Imgur and Twitter. These tweets are great; here are some: As part of the post-2013 SJW backlash, smart millennials on Reddit, Imgur, 4chan and elsewhere are disabusing the leftist lies told to them by their parents, teachers, and clergy. No,…