The question of collapse, part 2: Diversity, China, Unrest

Saw this How To Fix America In One Easy Step The root reason behind the likely pending fall of American Empire is the emergence of a super-class of Left-leaning liberals (I would call them Leftist) whose basic psychology is fundamentally different from their fellow countrymen and from everyone else in the world. They are Western,… Continue reading The question of collapse, part 2: Diversity, China, Unrest

Superforecasting and A Few Unpleasant Truths

Came upon these two interesting posts about super-forecasting and the stock market, which I have lumped together because they pretty much cover the same subject matter. Superforecasting for Dummies Reality-Plus A Few Unpleasant Truths (That Can Make You a Lot of Money) From the Reality-Plus: Here’s the dirty little secret that most wealth management companies… Continue reading Superforecasting and A Few Unpleasant Truths

Pushing back against the ‘WTF happened in 1971’ thesis

It’s easy to lose perspective at how good things are now despite all the negativity in the news and the chronic dysfunction of the political class. Conditions for the professional class are better than ever compared to probably any time in US history for wealth creation, both in terms of high wages and the ability… Continue reading Pushing back against the ‘WTF happened in 1971’ thesis

The era of billionaires has begun

This week saw two billionaire-led initiatives compressed into just a single week: the September 14th Apple Keynote event, lead by billionaire Apple CEO Tim Cook; and second, the Space-X Inspiration 4 launch, led by billionaire Elon Musk, which yesterday successfully landed. These were huge events garnering tens of millions of views online, and making headlines… Continue reading The era of billionaires has begun

How Systems Beat Crowds

It is commonly assumed that the social sciences such as finance or economics, in contrast to the ‘hard sciences’, are unpredictable, or that the social sciences are ‘chaotic’ and hence not amenable to the sort of rigid, top-down thinking and model building of the hard sciences. Physics has models of high predictive value, but behavioral… Continue reading How Systems Beat Crowds

How the Vacuum of Leadership in Washington led to Rage Online

Last week Texas shook the world with a surprise law that circumvented Roe v. Wade through the civil courts. The left, especially online, to the suprise of no one, was apoplectic. Less than a week later, Biden upped the ante by signing an executive order mandating Covid vaccines for employees of companies with over 100… Continue reading How the Vacuum of Leadership in Washington led to Rage Online

The Genes Debate: Assortative Mating and Embryo Selection

Came across these two interesting articles, which cover the same subject matter, so I have lumped them together in a single analysis. Why Resist Blank Slate Thinking? For One, Look to No Child Left Behind Genes Believe in You He’s correct regarding how biological determinism calls into question the prevailing orthodoxy of the blank slate.… Continue reading The Genes Debate: Assortative Mating and Embryo Selection

The Jewish Question

A conspiracy would seem to suggest that all Jews are operating under a similar directive. But being over-represented in all areas of society does not imply a conspiracy unless it can be shown that they are all acting under a common goal, yet the fact that Jews not uncommonly take diametrically opposing views on all… Continue reading The Jewish Question