2020 election forecast and discussion

According to 538, Trump has just an 11% chance of winning: This is really bad. Even in 2016, in the final week, Trump’s odds were at around 25% after bottoming out at 11% in mid-October. Then Trump began a surge that untimely lead up to…

YouTube steps up censorship

A few days ago, Bill Gates Paul got a strike (three strikes typically results in a channel termination, so this is a pretty serious matter) on his YouTube channel, and as protective measure to prevent further strikes has deleted all but two of his videos,…

WTF Happened in 2008

For the past 2 months, I have been seeing many discussions and references to the website “WTF Happened in 1971?” (wtfhappenedin1971.com), which purports to show how society underwent drastic societal and economic change around 1971. If I was going to make a similar website, I…

The Return of the Peterson

Dr. Jordan Peterson returns to Toronto after an 18-month absence due to serious health issues, or more specifically: depression, benzoate addiction, Covid-19 diagnosis, and bunch of other stuff, such as his wife being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He has been through more personal turmoil…

Google Sued by the DOJ: Not Concerned

So I was wrong when I said the DOJ would not sue Google; they did. Here is the full suit, weighing in at 64 pages. Should google shareholders, executives, or employees be concerned? Absolutely not. The alleged violations are very easy to remedy on Google’s…

What happened to the protests?

Notice how over the past two or so weeks all the BLM protest have suddenly died down? In the final week of September there were nationwide protests regarding Breonna Taylor, but by early October coinciding with Trump’s Covid diagnosis, the unrest had seemingly evaporated. If…

Performance Outrage and Antitrust

The Biden Ukraine story is in the news again, thanks to a laptop, a New York post story, some emails, and an attempted cover-up by Facebook and Twitter. Like most stories driven by outrage, partisanship, and hype, no one actually knows what happened, and second,…

Some Thought on Trump and Biden

It appears I made the rare mistake of not being optimistic enough about Trump. When Trump revealed his Covid diagnosis, I predicted that he would recover without complications, but given his risk factors, also predicted he would probably not be well enough to participate in…

IQ and Entrepreneurship

I have argued that entrepreneurship is one of the few things that can make you rich and does not require outlier ability (as acting or elite athletics does), in which high-IQ people are not at such an absolute advantage compared to average-IQ people. High-IQ people…

Who Does Washington Answer To?

It is not news that congressional approval ratings are low. Reports by Gallup show only 17-20% Americans approve of how Congress is doing its job, which is a multi-decade low: Although Congress’s favorability ratings have always been low, hovering around 30% approval since polling began…