The UBI Debate: Mixed Socialism

The article Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0 went viral. I’m a huge fan of capitalism and free trade, as laid out in Adam Smith’s genre defining book The Wealth of Nations. The first core component of capitalism is the understanding that when everyone performs…

Blame mega-corps for woke agenda, not activism and NGOs

I think we are going to be entering a news drought soon. Last year at around this time Jeffery Epstein died, which was a huge deal. And then shortly after, the Trump impeachment process also began, also a big deal. There is not really much…

In Defense of Drudge

Over the past few years so so, there have been grumblings by conservatives that Drudge is anti-Trump, that Drudge is working with the left, or that Drudge has lost his way, etc. Just two days ago, Tucker Carlson called Matt Drudge “firmly a man of…

If Biden Wins…

My inclination is to believe that things will not be as bad under Biden as many on the right are assuming. One would be hard-pressed find a single issue in which Trump has actually successfully resisted the left. I cannot imagine things being worse than…

The labor buffer overflow

The article Buffer Overflow: the Ghastly Future of Work by Fred Reed went viral. It is little surprise his article was a hit: automation and its effects on the US economy and society is a topic that is hotly debated by intellectual-types online in recent…

Countering arguments why Trump will lose

Lion is confident Trump will lose and likens the administration to a slow-motion trainwreck in regard to its mishandling of Covid-19. In regard to Trump losing, Lion has no way of knowing yet he speaks with such confidence. As discussed a few weeks ago, in…

There will be no post-Covid higher education collapse/day of reckoning

Martin put out this video about “Why Colleges Are Collapsing,” arguing that certification is a better deal than getting a degree. Predictions of the collapse of the college/higher-ed ‘bubble’ due to Covid are vastly premature, and possibly wrong. Coronavirus bursts the US college education bubble…

Is There a ‘Loneliness Epidemic’? Possibly not

Over there past few years, especially since 2016 or so, I have observed intense discussion and debate regarding the existence a so-called ‘loneliness epidemic in America, but also around the rest of the world. I have seen dozens of articles go viral about how Americans…

The Passing of the Second Imperial Age? Likely Not

The Passing of the Second Imperial Age The author concludes: The US’s hegemonic period, now shrinking, often looked like empire, especially the British version, which it mostly replaced. Imperial Britain decreed a “Pax Britannica,” which America then sought to duplicate as a benign “Pax Americana.”…

Tucker Carlson Should Not Resign in Protest

From Z Man, Choosing Sides Part of the problem with really smart people is they tend see the world through a transactional lens, in which everyone’s motivated by economic self-interest. They cannot understand or fathom how someone who is wealthy, as Tucker is, cannot also…