Questioning the assumption that human are social animals

A justification for ending the shutdowns and quarantines is, is that humans are a social animals, and although I oppose the shutdowns and quarantines, I am not so sure about the social animals part. In a recent YouTube video, Ram Z Paul says this like…

Decline of the US empire? Yeah right

Vox is yet again prematurely predicting the collapse of the US empire/hegemony, with the Coronavirus as a precipitating factor. Yet again, he is wrong (just a he is wrong about civic nationalism not working, about predictions of civil war and unrest, and a bunch of…

America: The rise of the smart

Inspired by the report, Exceptionally Gifted Children:Long-Term Outcomes of Academic Acceleration and Nonacceleration, by Miraca U. M. Gross, which went viral recently. Gross’ longitudinal study of ‘Exceptionally Gifted Children’ is old, having begun in the early ’80s and ending in the late ’90s, tracks children…

Unz is Wrong: Covid-19 was not a bio weapon against China

The unz.com article American Pravda: Our Coronavirus Catastrophe as Biowarfare Blowback?, published by unz.com editor and founder Run Unz, which posits that Covid-19 was a bio weapon by the US against China, has been going viral. For three generations following the end of World War…

Tooleb keeps being wrong

I can’t believe I’m writing about a virus. I could have never imagined such a situation a year ago. The differences between a year ago and now are so stark. Streets once full of people are empty. Anyway, Nassim Tooleb continues to demonstrate how clueless…

The virus endgame

Sometimes it’s hard to be optimistic about the situation, although I remain invested in tech stocks, nonetheless, as I think it is the sector most immune, and in the long-run (18-24 months) things will mostly return to normal. Yes, we can all agree the virus…

Investment and economic perspectives post-Covid, part 2

Yesterday in part 1, I wrote: Tech investment in Silicon Valley will resume where it left off as if nothing happened. The virus will have no lasting impact. No bursting of tech bubble anywhere. Payment processing companies such as Visa, MasterCard, Square, and PayPal will…

Investment and economic perspectives post-Covid

On investment communities and forums, people are asking how to invest in this crisis, how to best prepare oneself, what sectors and stocks will recover the fastest, or how the economic landscape will change. The media keeps talking about the US economy ‘having shut down’…

It’s amazing how fast things change

A little over a month ago, the big story was whether Mike Bloomberg would be able to recover from his bad debate performance, back in Feb 20th. In hindsight, this was so quaint in significance despite all the media coverage at the time, and the…

Taleb liberal goes full retard

Taleb has gone full retard more than usual, having revealed himself to be little more than a hysterical SJW, as I said in 2019 when I called him out for being a SJW masquerading as a libertarian-conservative. Why else has Twitter not suspended Teleb’s account…