Amazon will not fail anytime soon

Jeff Bezos tells employees ‘one day Amazon will fail’” “Amazon is not too big to fail … In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt. If you look at large companies, their lifespans tend to be 30-plus years, not a…

There won’t be a repeat of WW1: a case for stability

With the midterms over and the results underwhelming for the ‘right’, the news cycle is kinda slow as of late. Unfortunately, 2019 and 2020 can be written off. Due to the divided Congress, the obstinate courts, and Trump’s reelection bid, there won’t be any time…

Politics may seem bad now, but it used to be much worse

Blame Modern Life for Political Strife Although the culture wars seem especially contentious now, Americans have a long tradition of waging culture war: Trump in office may have fanned the flames to some degree, but the seeds were planted well in advance–things like campus protests,…

Young people are not having sex

From The Atlantic, this article is going viral: Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? I dunno if it’s just me, but I’m tired of these ‘concern pieces’ by the NYTs, The Atlantic, Vox, and The New Yorker. “Young people are not doing enough…

Why America’s mediocre PISA rankings are not a big deal

From Wiki, The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in member and non-member nations intended to evaluate educational systems by measuring 15-year-old school pupils’ scholastic performance on mathematics, science, and reading. It…

Nassim Taleb endorses ‘reverse-Darwinism’

Anti-HBD liberal Nassim Taleb endorses ‘reverse-Darwinism’ (survival of the un-fittest): A society is as advanced as its treatment of its weak, its handicapped and incapacitated. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) November 2, 2018 From Nature Beats Nurture: This is true. The left twists science so…

Intellectual credibility is the most valuable currency

A couple days ago Scott Adams gave a Periscope congratulating the Democrats for their midterm House win, and praising America’s democratic-republic system. He also gives some ideas regarding healthcare and ‘the wall’. He also says people tend to overestimate the size and severity of problems….

The threat is Islam, not China

Fred Reed and Vox Day predict “America will lose“: The USA has to give up its empire and its Israel First foreign policy or it is going to be militarily defeated within the next 15 years. In fact, it is now possible that the breakup…

No Red Wave

With Republicans maintaining a slim lead in the Senate and Democrats taking a small lead in the house, gridlock will prevail. All this anticipation, polling, and build-up, in retrospect, for nothing. This is why I did not even blog about the midterms until now, because…