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…

Right Again: Covid Deaths Had No Effect On Stock Market

The Reformed Butthead is blaming Trump again: The President’s failure to suppress the virus’s spread through strong, consistent national policies and Speaker Pelosi’s failure to make a deal with the Treasury Secretary for a new round of stimulus (so far) have now hit the tape…

Another correct prediction

This is sorta an old story, but 2 months ago I predicted TikTok would not be shutdown, and sure enough, a week ago, a judge blocked the order: A judge granted a preliminary injunction to video-sharing app TikTok on Sunday, blocking a ban on new…

Thoughts and predictions about recent Trump developments

There has been an avalanche of Trump-related news over the past week, such as the release of his income taxes, his debate with Biden, and being diagnosed with Coivd. Here are some of my observations and predictions: 1, The income taxes story is pretty much…

Bitcoin is not a good investment, part 2

Bitcoin is not a good investment, Part 1. Continuing to part 2 of Lyn Alden’s article 3 Reasons I’m Investing in Bitcoin Regarding Bitcoin’s ubiquity, she writes: An analogy is that a cryptocurrency is like a social network, except instead of being about self-expression, it’s…