Debunking Libertarian-Socialist Nonsense

It takes a concerted effort and a persistent willingness to suspend disbelief to be a life-long libertarian-socialist (and its closely-related Marxist variants). Most people outgrow it by their late 20′s upon learning that Marxism is far more violent, ruthless, and just all-around awful than the…

‘Culture Wars’ give way to ‘Shared Narratives’

As I explain in The Genius of Ross Douthat, partisanship and ‘culture wars’ have given way to ‘shared narratives and themes’ (existential matters, the economy, anxiety, distrust of elites, etc.) that cross the political aisle. This was especially evident during the 2016 GOP convention, where…

Why So Many Millennials Are Struggling

From The Daily Dot: The real reason young people are the poorest generation in 25 years The kids are not all right. As the millennial generation starts to reach its 30s, many of these ‘80s and ‘90s kids are having kids of their own, and…

The Genius of Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat may be the most talented columnist alive, and by perusing some of his most recent articles, for instructional purposes, we can get a better understanding of his style and why it’s so effective. When reading a Douthat column, typically the first paragraph sets…

Post-2008 Wealth Creation: A Guide, Part 5

Edit: Part 3 contained a mistake in the integration that has been fixed Part 4 discusses the allocation and the past performance of the strategy. In the fifth and final section, I’ll show how to place the orders. To recap, the the method involves using…

RE: History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump

Interesting article: History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump This passage stood out: Indeed, many takes on the effects of the Black Death are that it had a positive impact in the long term. Well summed up here: “By targeting frail…

Peter Thiel

There has been a lot of discussion about Peter Thiel in light of his speech at the RNC. This tweet about Thiel possibly being an ally of ‘neoreaction’ (NRX) also went slightly viral: Why @peterthiel's endorsement of Trump actually makes perfect sense: pic.twitter.com/qd7z8CZufW — Samuel…

Ross Douthat Having a Meltdown on Twitter

Ross Douthat is having a pubic meltdown over Trump, frenetically posting dozens of tweets in the span of just 24 hours…in 2008, it was ‘Palin derangement syndrome’ for the ‘left’…now it’s ‘Trump derangement syndrome’ for some of the ‘right’. Here are some of them: Y'all…

Artificial Intelligence…or Just Software?

AI holds a lot of promise, that may never be realized or live up to its hype. And then there is always the demarcation problem of what separates an actual intelligence from merely an advanced software program (Chinese Room thought experiment). A lot of things…