Bitcoin: it’s not decentralized

One of my favorite lines is, “no one is gonna get rich with Bitcoin.” People may debate it, use it, hold conferences about it, and watch YouTube videos of Andreas Antonopoulos (who looks like a Guild Navigator from Dune)–but no one is gonna actually get…

Nash Equilibrium and cooperative games: example

A lot of people have heard of Nash Equilibriums and cooperative games, but don’t understand why and how they are so powerful and useful. John Forbes Nash’s major contribution to game theory was showing how cooperation can yield better results than competition, overturning conventional economic…

Vox Day vs. Jordan Peterson, Take 5

The one-sided Vox Day vs. Jordan Peterson feud is the gift that keeps on giving. The whole thing is amusing. Dr. Peterson will not respond. Vox Day will not relent. One of Vox’s arguments against Jordan Peterson is that he is is ‘false opposition’–that is,…

Trump Slipping Backwards On Immigration

From Derb published on Unz.com: Slipping Backwards On Immigration—Get On It, Mr. President! You got elected largely on this, Mr. President. We’re a year and a half in, and nothing’s happened. And that’s pretty much what I predicted in early 2017 would happen–nothing. At the…

Vox Day vs. Jordan Peterson, take 4

Vox Day continues ankle biting Jordan Peterson, writing: You know I’ve said repeatedly that the philosophy Jordan Peterson is pushing is an evil one, and it is, and one aspect of that evil, one way that we know that it is wrong, is that he…

The Intellectual Dark Web

This is pretty interesting Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW). Not only did this blog correctly predict economics and fiance stuff, but it also predicted an intellectual movement. This agrees with the themes I have been writing about for the past three…

Shoddy reporting from Bloomberg View

Remember Inflation? It’s coming to a grocery store near you. Bloomberg is either so biased against Trump or so naive of economics, that they are inventing an inflation problem when none exists. In an earnings conference call last week, a little-known private label food company…

Vox Day vs. Jordan Peterson, take 3

If you think I’m too hard on Taleb, in the span of just a few weeks Vox Day has written more articles about Jordan Peterson than I have written about Taleb in over two years of blogging. You really don’t want to get on Vox…

Unknown unknowns

I’ve been trying to put my finger on why things seem so ‘slow’ in spite of purported chaos of the Trump administration. The answer is, although there are a lot of unknowns and uncertainties (FBI, Korea, Syria, immigration, Russia, etc.), they are ‘known’. In 2002…