Nassim Taleb spreading more BS about intelligence research

For reasons that are unknown to me, Taleb is still highly regarded by the ‘right’ despite being more anti-HBD than even the SJW-left. OK, OK, I will say it publicly. I viscerally don't like S. Pinker, but I will take every RISK to help him…

They are seeking leadership

On /r/JordanPeterson, posts like these by millennials are common: The flip side of nihilism: Just because there’s no inherent purpose to being doesn’t mean we have to get all upset about it. Is simply being not good enough for you? And if your conclusion is…

Equifax Hack: Analysis

This is going viral: Equifax, where 143 million indentities were just stolen, has a CSO who studied music in college. From 2009-2013, she was a “professional” (whatever that means) at First Data Corporation. Was she hired due to her gender or experience? Who knows. Was…

Debate: Vox Day vs. Andrew Anglin

DEBATE: Andrew Anglin vs Vox Day on National Socialism Given Vox Day’s high IQ (he says it’s around 145) and superior knowledge of history, I expected him to easily put Anglin away. That didn’t happen. A problem is, you cannot look at Nazism from a…

Everyone is a Realist

This from alfanl caught my attention: The only blot on Landry’s internet career was his public accusation that Spandrell was toxic. This was silly. You can’t demand that a gloomy realist becomes a positivist. It’s like demanding that Trump talks like a Harvard man. It’s…

Corporate virtue signaling and holiness investing

From Jim’s blog: Holiness and corporate performance Notoriously, corporations that are Social Justice converged behave in ways that are not only evil, but self destructive, leading to loss of shareholder value.   It is difficult to objectively assess social justice convergence, but we can expect…

The Permanent Ascendance of ‘Bobos’

From Alnold Kling Bobos’ Paradise Lost? What Brooks might have foreseen, but did not, was how this Bobo project would play out as it gathered momentum. In the last two decades, we have witnessed the acceleration of the long-term trend toward expansion of the more…

Bret Stephens: Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers

Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers 1) A wise editor once observed that the easiest decision a reader can make is to stop reading. This means that every sentence has to count in grabbing the reader’s attention, starting with the first. Get to the point: Why…

Why do some countries fail and others succeed?

Why do some countries fail and others succeed? The reason why some countries are much less successful than others is due to low-IQs and overall incompetence and ineptness of the government and people. Look at how much corruption Brazil has had for the past decade….

You Are the Product: Analysis

This story is going massively viral: You Are the Product The most intense, critical essay on Facebook that I've ever read. https://t.co/7RXmcujr6I pic.twitter.com/pGJglyUgW0 — Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) September 2, 2017 IMHO, I don’t understand what the big deal is. People knowingly create Facebook accounts with…