The High-IQ Homo Economicus

Excellent article by Free Northerner The High-IQ Homo Economicus This is one off those articles that everyone-both the high-IQ right and high-IQ left–can relate to, as an example of a shared narrative and as part of the ‘great debate’ raging online about economics. Although Free…

The usual suspects are at it again predicting crisis

The usual suspects are at it again predicting crisis: Tariff increases could bring us back to 2008 crisis levels, World Bank warns World Bank: Trade disputes threaten global economic growth World Bank warns trade tensions could cause 2008-level crisis These are the same people who…

The college debate, continued

Bryan Caplan’s ‘The Case Against Education’ — A Review Dr. Caplan is not saying that college isn’t worth it–rather, it’s worth it for all the wrong reasons. From Arnold Kling: Student debt and inequality: You can inherit from your parents: genes; social norms (coming from…

The End of History?

This aticle went viral a few days ago THE CRYSTAL BALL The Official Future Is Dead! Long Live the Official Future! Pundits keep pushing this narrative that society and politics has changed radically under Trump and or that Trump’s win is symbolic of such change;…

Wealth, Intellectualism, and Individualism, Part 13

The low/average-IQ people who lost their jobs in the 2007-2009 recession are often the least intellectually capable of being successful on their own. Its not like people of middling intelligence can suddenly become coders, nor can everyone be an Uber driver (and the pay is…

Roseanne Barr and the Ambien defense

In a rare misstep, Scott Adams is off the mark regarding Roseanne Barr and the the-called ‘Ambien defense’. ` To recap, Roseanne Barr made a distasteful Tweet, which resulted in ABC canceling her hit TY show. She backtracked, deleting the tweet, apologizing, and blaming it…

Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) , part 2

Even I’m kinda amazed by the amount of attention the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) has gotten. I knew when I first covered it a month ago, it was not one of those things that was going to just go away. People are fascinated, intrigued that…

Notes on Trump and Policy

From Mark Manson 6 THINGS PEOPLE SHOULD GIVE FEWER FUCKS ABOUT I think the most contentious position one can have in the US right now is that Trump isn’t really that big of a deal. That’s because most people on the left think he’s the…

Anti-Peterson desperation

Vox Day in his crusade to ‘expose’ Dr. Peterson is really scraping the bottom of the barrel here: Jordanetics confirmed Here are the pertinent passages: Another thing to which I did not give sufficient concern was his teaching. As the undergraduate chair, I read all…