The govt. depends on the private sector, not the other way around

These tweets sound like something Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren would say. Yeah, I understand it’s possible for both the far-left and far-right to find common ground, or what I called shared narratives if both sides are high IQ, but even I will admit sometimes…

Notes on Sterilization

The fact fertility rates are negativity correlated with IQ necessitates mandatory sterilization of individuals with IQs less than 80-90, in order to reverse dysgenic societal decay. Due to high time preference and other factors, Low-IQ people tend to be capricious and aggressive and exact a…

Notes on Immigration

An Argument Against Open Borders and Liberal Hubris – Quillette Let’s assume Bryan Caplan is right about how low-IQ immigration is always a net-positive for the economy, such as in terms consumer spending and comparative advantage. But the educated elite are largely insulated from the…

The Failed Hero’s Journey

Excellent article from Quillette The Failed Hero’s Journey: The experience of the pessimistic modern young man is evoked brilliantly by a Twitter user named Faceberg, who writes of the promise of employment in STEM fields: “You will never discover anything. You will never invent anything….

The ‘Motte and Bailey’ fallacy isn’t really a fallacy

I’m sure everyone, or at least if you read Slate Star Codex, has heard of the motte and bailey (MAB) fallacy, which is as follows: Motte and bailey (MAB) is a combination of bait-and-switch and equivocation in which someone switches between a “motte” (an easy-to-defend…

Bitcoin update

In early 2018/late 2017, this blog made a reversal from being optimistic about Bitcoin to selling. I personally sold some around 19,000 and then another batch around 15,000-16,000. Some of this went into cash, some into stocks, and also some into alt coins. The alt…

Trump and ‘shithole countries’

Trump’s comments about Haiti and ‘shithole countries’ have rekindled the is-Trump-a-racist debate. Trump denies Haiti slur amid fallout from ‘shithole’ comment ‘There’s no other word but racist’: Trump’s global rebuke for ‘shithole’ remark As discussed in an earlier post, defining racism is surprisingly difficult, and…

Michael Wolff book,’Fire and Fury’; Prediction: Nothing-burger

I’m sure by now everyone has heard about the Michael Wolff book,’Fire and Fury’, that purports to challenge Trump’s sanity, among other claims. My prediction is, this book will fail to have any lasting impact (beyond the immediate headlines, like we’re seeing now), like all…

People should stop saying silly things about IQ

The great physicist Sean Carroll famously implored physicists to stop saying silly things about philosophy. Now people should stop saying silly things about IQ. IQ and Construct Validity He calls himself a ‘race realist’ yet echoes the same arguments used by those who oppose such…