Another correct prediction: wealth inequality

In March 2014, after French economist Thomas Piketty released the English version of his doorstop of a book Capital in the Twenty-First Century (much of which has been discredited [even the NY Times admitted so]), I made two predictions: that wealth inequality would keep widening…

Not worried about AI

To say that the news cycle has been slow lately is an understatement. Tax cuts are happening. Even though the far-right is lukewarm about them, preferring a wall instead, ‘mom and pop’ Trump voters, which is a much bigger demographic, are enthusiastic about the tax…

Bitcoin analysis

The problem with Bitcoin is the only thing keeping the dollar afloat is irrationality, and the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay liquid. — Alrenous (@Alrenous) December 15, 2017 I don’t write as much about Bitcoin anymore, because it’s too volatile and…

Virtue signaling, part 2

In part 1, I discuss the types of virtue signaling. In part 2, I’ll discuss why people virtue signal. The appeal of virtue signaling is that it confers an upside in terms of social status, but with comparatively little downside risk. The signaler gets the…

Surging stock market a vote of confidence for Trump, America

What became of the recession the left was so insistent would happen if Trump won? I don’t mind @CNNMoneyInvest being wrong; analysts can be wrong. The issue is why was the headline stating an opinion as fact? pic.twitter.com/QmAozDUAzh — Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) December 17, 2017…

Ann Coulter continues to demonstrate her ignorance of politics

Ann Coulter continues to demonstrate her ignorance of politics: Less than 1/2 the country even pays any significant income taxes, so MAXIMUM POSSIBLE popularity of GOPs tax bill is 40%. Trump's immigration proposals are 80% popular. GOP: LET'S START WITH TAX CUTS! — Ann Coulter…

Boosting the economy through high-IQ investment

In the past, I dismissed Paul Krugman as just another partisan liberal, but his recent podcast with Ezra Klein surpassed my expectations and I found myself agreeing with some of it, and much of it can be explained from an HBD-based perspective. Ezra Klein: Republicans…

Jordan Peterson’s Bland Conservatism

From Thermidor, The Center Cannot Hold: On The Decline Of Jordan B Peterson: Peterson may not realize it, but this position is only accelerating his own demise. His role in contemporary politics no longer serves a purpose. Now that his message has been received and…

Virtue Signaling and Purity Spiraling

Interesting article from Quillette: Worry About Piety Contests, Not ‘Virtue Signaling’ Classifying virtue signaling is hard. There are perhaps four forms of virtue signaling: virtue signaling 1: signaling virtue with the intent of boosting one’s status (such as posting a tweet; re-tweeting) virtue signaling 2:…

Jordan Peterson on the power of writing

Jordan Peterson on the power of writing: He says “if you can think and speak and write, you are absolutely deadly…It’s the most powerful weapon you provide someone with…those people you don’t want to have an argument with, they will slash you into pieces…” But…