Millennials Losing Faith in Democracy

This is great news for the ‘alt right’ cause: Are Americans losing faith in democracy? Most millennials don’t think it’s essential to live in a democracy: If you wonder why I write to much about Reddit and Millennials – this is why. There is a…

INTP people rule the world

From Anti-Dem Playboy After Dark Another possibility is that the ‘Playboy lifestyle’ is no longer ‘cool’, as millennials eschew ostentatious materialism for intellectualism and minimalism. Millennials want to be rich, but prefer saving or investing the money instead of squandering it on positional goods. They…

What isn’t being taught in schools that should be?

This ‘Ask Reddit’ question What isn’t being taught in schools that should be? is going viral. This was the most upvoted answer, getting over 3,000 upvotes: HOW TO Pay taxes Vote Find a job Buy a house Buy a car LESSONS Current Events What laws…

2016 Predictions

It’s that time of the year again, my predictions for 2016. First, after eight years, the fed did what everyone thought was impossible: they finally raised interest rates, and the market surged. The pundits predicted that the hike would be bearish for equities, but obviously…

Why Interest Rates Are Unlikely to Rise Much, If at all

The first rate hike in almost a decade is expected this week. Historically speaking, rate hikes are not always bearish for stocks, provided rates don’t go up too much too quickly. But because the fed has been dovish for the past three decades, not hawkish,…

The Student Loan Charade

From Bloomberg: Who’s Profiting from $1.2 Trillion of Federal Student Loans? For-profit colleges profit, so does the higher-ed bureaucracy. The issue is while student loan debt and tuition is high, the amount paid out of pocket by the student is low relative to the sticker…

Consider Contraception

From iSteve: The Economist: Free Contraception for Africa Would be a Great Investment This an example how HBD-based policy can help curb social problems, be it entitlement spending, overpopulation of at-risk groups, or crime. Republicans need to get over this belief that every unborn life…

Post-2008 Capitalism: A Guide

From n+1 magazine, After Capitalism: HOW WILL IT END? For centuries even the most sanguine of capitalism’s theorists have thought it not long for this world. Smith, Ricardo, and Mill pointed to a “falling rate of profit” linked to inevitable declines in agricultural productivity. Marx…