Bullshit Jobs, Part 2

Scott’s article BULLS**T JOBS (PART 1 OF ∞) went massively viral. It seems like every week I see a new article about the ‘bullshit jobs’ phenomenon, and these articles all seem to go viral. Everyone wants to know why so many man hours are wasted…

Why we’re not happy

Why Prosperity Has Increased but Happiness Has Not In a poor country with low inequality, rising national income should make people happier, and of course reducing poverty is a good in and of itself. But in a wealthy, unequal country like today’s America, gains in…

Short-sellers wrong about Tesla

This Unz Review article went viral a few months ago Thorfinnsson’s Take on Tesla A typical akarlin post gets 12-30 comments, but this one got over 200, indicating considerable interest in Tesla. Tesla is one of the most closely scrutinized companies in existence. It’s not…

Milo on McCain

Milo’s take on John McCain IS IT OKAY TO BE GLAD WHEN A VINDICTIVE OLD BASTARD DIES? Not that Trump much cared about the social slight, obviously. I expect he was relieved. And I think the President was right to resist the release of what…

When is the next recession? Not for a long time

With the post-2009 bull market and economic expansion officially [1] the longest ever, everyone wants to know how long it will continue. Yet again I was right, in 2014–when the blog was launched–correctly predicting a continuation of the bull market and expansion, then only in…

Trump and social media censorship

These tweets by now are sorta old, but Trump addresses social media censorship: Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the…

Cohen investigation: analysis

As everyone knows, Cohen and Manafort were convicted. Michael Cohen Says Trump Ordered Him To Illegally Interfere In Election Political storm around Trump leads to ‘talk of impeachment’ — but it’s not likely Cohen implicated Trump in campaign finance crimes — but did not name…

Elon Musk Prediction: Nothingburger

How much trouble is Elon Musk in? My answer: not much. You have to understand how the liberal media FUD machine works: they take a non-story and then blow it up in order to propagate their underlying narrative/goal/desire, and then they try to wrap it…

The intellectual richness of the ‘right’

A topic I want to addresses again is why there is typically more infighting among the ‘right’ than the ‘left.’ If you go to almost any popular right-wing blog (such as UNZ Review), Chan, or sub-Reddit, there is almost always infighting in the comments, and…