SJWs, Jordan Peterson, and Democracy

Jordan Peterson is right about IQ, gender pronouns, and SJWs…but wrong in other regards, and like his enlightenment brethren, clings to democracy and misdiagnoses problem. The only societies that are not slave societies are western enlightenment democracies. From my C2C interview: https://t.co/jdcmwbl5Cl pic.twitter.com/JcWNYn1LSm — Jordan…

Implementation of HBD-based Policy

From Gwern on a Hacker News comment thread: I always regarded myself as being a left libertarian sort of type. My reaction to learning about individual differences being so profoundly driven by genetics – never mind racial differences – was simple: research and subsidize genetic…

Tyler Cowen the Neoreactionary?

This article is getting a lot of attention: Tyler Cowen’s Unexpected Neoreactionary Manifesto Tyler’s new book The Complacent Class has themes of NRx, but this is because of ‘shared narratives’ and less to do with Tyler himself being a reactionary. Given that I’ve written about…

YouTube Censorship

This story is going viral: The three reasons YouTubers keep imploding, from a YouTuber Allow me to extrapolate on a meme those kids today are using: “Dude, you had one job. And it looked like a really easy one.” Let’s Players, streamers or content creators,…

Is college a big waste of time and money? It depends

Interesting article: Everything Wrong with College And that’s how you end up with doctors being forced to endure 14 years of schooling. Hard to open a little family practice and provide cheap care when you’re 160 thousand dollars in debt. It’s become pretty fashionable these…

Guided by the ‘correctness’ of our opinions

Scott’s article GUIDED BY THE BEAUTY OF OUR WEAPONS is going viral. He writes: Yet I have the opposite impression. Somehow a sharply polarized country went through a historically divisive election with essentially no debate taking place. As shown below, going as far back as…

Upward Mobility Linked to Genes

Another nail in the coffin for the blank-slate left: From psychologicalscience.org: Is Success in Our Genes?: When Belsky and colleagues analyzed measures of genetic variation and educational attainment, they found a link: A high polygenic score—an aggregate measure of variation across a person’s genome—predicted not…

How To Predict, Part 2: The Downfall of the Popular IPO

Interesting article: The Downfall of the Popular IPO Guess which two stocks this blog recommended…yup…that’s right…Facebook and Ali Baba. The odds of choosing the best two tech IPO stocks out of all possible unique pairs, by pure chance, are about 1/50, so skill is probably…

And Fear No Darkness

This is going viral: And Fear No Darkness Despite its length, it’s not very convincing. It’s more like a belief than an argument. It’s just the author’s hunch based on some 4th turning ‘theory’ that there is a 50% chance there will be some sort…