Wealth, Intellectualism, and Individualism, Part 1

From Michael O. Church in response to Justine Tunney, Thanks for your insightful reply: What is this war? What are the sides? To be honest, I see a lot of bitter conflict in our society, but I don’t see the coherence of a war. I…

Neoliberalism

An article by Sam Bowman on neoliberalism went viral: I’m a neoliberal. Maybe you are too Neoconservatives also support free trade, markets, and are consequentialist, unlike the far-right. They also tend to have a more optimistic outlook than either the far-left or the far-right. Neocons…

Philosophy as a STEM Subject

The acronym STEM, as everyone knows, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM subjects are math-intensive, analytic, and generally require a high intelligence to understand all the rules and intricacies. By this definition, the umbrella of subjects that could be considered ‘STEM’ or STEM-like…

Defining ‘Progress’

From Social Matter: When We Talk About Tradition, What Do We Really Mean? This passage stood out and is a position I have argued awhile: Yet, many mistakenly attribute the corruptions of the modern world to science and technology because of the close correlation that…

Why HBD?

Even among the ‘alt right’, HBD remains a divided issue. From Xenosystems: Why is HBD so important? A lot of focus goes there. Is there a good reason besides making fun of deluded liberals? Some kind of non-obvious knowledge? The specifics are fascinating for sure,…

Politico, Politica

The 2016 election news cycle can be likened to a broken record attached to one off those antique megaphones, that blares the same outrage over and over, in a loop. We’re supposed to get worked-up about whether Trump or Hillary will win. The genius (or…

The NRx Review

An up-and-coming reactionary blogger who goes by the handle ‘Dark Reformation’ released an 8-part manifesto. In part 8, in my opinion the most important section, he discusses the philosophical underpinnings of his ideology, specifically utilitarianism and determinism. There is no free will. The Dark Reformation…

Slavoj Žižek-NRx Connection

Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek and reactionaries have become unlikely bedfellows. Marxism and NRx are supposed to be opposite sides of the political spectrum, so what’s going on here. I’ve observed that rationalists and reactionaries seem to commingle a lot. For example, Scott has written a…

Slow Economic Growth Not a Big Deal

From the NY Times: We’re in a Low-Growth World. How Did We Get Here? It seems like since 2009 there have been a plethora of articles bemoaning the ‘slow growth’ of the US economy. Or the usual headlines about the IMF revising its global growth…