Intellectual Laziness

As discussed in an earlier post about normies and bugmen, a characteristic of non-normies are shared narratives. One such narrative is a repulsion/revulsion to low-information discourse and also a heightened ability to detect inauthenticity. Low-information discourse is interchangeable/synonymous with intellectual laziness. But ‘laziness’ suggests a…

“the great compromise”

In what can be descried as “the great compromise,” the ‘left’ will generally get its way on cultural/social issues (abortion, diversity, immigration, gay marriage, social security, etc.) and the ‘right’ will get its way on foreign policy (defense spending, interventionism) and economics (tax cuts). However,…

Another correct Trump prediction (thus far)

A year ago Ann Coulter, Vox Day, and James Woods predicted that if Trump didn’t build the wall, his popularity would fall and he would likely not be reelected. Vox in September 2017 wrote: Bannon is correct, but he is only stating the obvious. I…

Stefan Molyneux: Do the Rich Work Harder?

From Stefan Molyneux, Do the Rich Work Harder? Each week, 44% of the wealthy worked 11 hours more than the poor. For those with full-time jobs: 86% of the wealthy worked 50 hours or more each week 57% of the poor who had full-time jobs…

Tesla posts surprise profit…right again

With Tesla reporting yet another quarter of blow-out earnings (and a surprise profit of nearly $3/share), it looks like I was right yet again and the the left-wing (although in fairness, some on the ‘right’ are also not fans of Tesla) media’s attempt to defame…

The genetics of university success: study

A study linking university success with genes, is going viral The genetics of university success University success, which includes enrolment in and achievement at university, as well as quality of the university, have all been linked to later earnings, health and wellbeing. However, little is…

Disagreeing with Tyler Cowen about Stagnation and Innovation

From the 8000 Hours blog: Economist Prof Tyler Cowen says our overwhelming priorities should be maximising economic growth and making civilization more stable. Is he right? Tyler’s arguments can be broken into three parts: 1. Low GDP growth threatens U.S. innovation and competitiveness. 2. For…

Jonah Goldberg wrong again

From Jonah Goldberg Sorry, Elizabeth Warren: DNA doesn’t define who we really are I can’t believe I’m agreeing with the fake Indian. He concludes by writing: The idea that you are what your DNA says you are is illiberal, because liberalism (in the classical sense)…

“the great compromise”

In what can be descried as “the great compromise,” the “left” will generally get its way on cultural/social issues (abortion, diversity, immigration, gay marriage, social security, etc.) and the “right” will get its way on foreign policy (defense spending, interventionism) and economics (tax cuts). However,…

Is Trump too Cozy with Dictators? The evidence shows otherwise

What Saudi Arabia Now Knows About Bone Saws Nothing boxes in Trump. He will keep defending the Saudi prince as he has his putative paramour Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin, and virtually every other despot on the planet who has crossed his path. Trump defends authoritarian…