Denmark is evidence social distancing didn’t work

Why is Quillette, which positions itself as a pro-free speech classically liberal publication and supported by classically-minded liberals, moderates, and libertarian-leaning conservatives, so pro-quarantine and pro-shutdown? Are quarantines and shutdowns compatible with classical liberalism? That seems to have more of an authoritarian vibe to it….

The biggest winner of Covid 19: the media

The biggest winner of Covid19 is the media, especially social media. Every senator, governor, and congressperson’s twitter account is being flooded with comments in regard to the virus, as people on either side of the aisle vent their frustrations and point blame at the other…

Getting stuff wrong about the virus

Ram Z Gates Paul has been spiraling over the past month in regard to the virus, digging in his heels when confronted by his viewers about being wrong and his tendency to keep contradicting himself. His vids are getting down-voted big time. well no there’s…

Virus thoughts

Prince Charles has tested positive and Greta Thunberg says she has it too. I keep seeing all these stories of famous people testing positive but has anyone gotten sick? Makes me wonder. If the goal is to use the virus as a tool to influence…

Ram Z Paul, CoronaVirus, and the Meaning of Conservatism

Ram Z Gates Paul put out another video Yet again he is being downvoted and criticized heavily in the comments. It seems he is flailing and treading water, trying to win the approval of his audience but failing. The problem Ramz has is that, first,…

Social distancing does not work , part 3

Given the huge surge of cases in recent weeks in the US and Italy in particular, it’s evident social distancing is not working, as I predicted weeks ago. Thus there is no reason then to finish this series given that I am already right, but…

Pandemic outcomes: HBD wins again

Still convinced IQ is ‘just a number?’ Take a look at the case trajectories for the major countries. What does Japan, South Korea, China, and Singapore have in common? They are high IQ and all successfully contained the virus. Meanwhile, low IQ and or socially…

Let’s stop hating on the boomers

Hating on boomers has become a sort of national pastime and shared narrative, with people on the ‘left’ and the ‘right’ finding plenty of reason and agreement to blame boomers for everything that is seemingly wrong with society today. For the ‘left,’ boomers are perceived…

Why social distancing does not work that well, part 2

In part 1 I explain, using some simple math and intuition, why the hype about social distancing is unfounded and unlikely to do much to prevent he spread of Covid19 in the US. The problems with social distancing are, as summarized in part 1: 1….

Hoping for the best

Ramz Gates Paul has put out multiple videos over the past month downplaying the virus. These videos have gotten a lot of down-votes relative to his other videos(11% dislike vs. 1-2% for other topics) suggesting considerable disagreement and discussion relative to the typical non-virus video….