The media/pundit narrative is almost always wrong, and why

A good heuristic is, the media/pundit narrative is almost always wrong. They said: –Trump cannot win –Trump will doom stock market & economy –Trump cutting off trade deals will hurt economy –Trump will hurt foreign relations –The bull market hinges on Trump passing tax cuts,…

Why Trump is Waffling on Immigration

Now Derb is hinting at taking the ‘black pill’: Two Weeks to the Big Cuck? I’m a pessimist, so I don’t think the omens there are particularly good. Trump has expressed sympathy for the DACA illegals, and seems unenthusiastic about following through on his campaign…

Two paths to success

Most success guides are useless or fluff. I hope this post departs from that trend. You don’t need 35 rules to become successful. I boiled it down to two options: 1. Take risks 2. Become extremely competent #1 Includes investing, such as stocks, Bitcoin, or…

notes: The Successor to the United States of America

Nick B. doesn’t write much, but when he does it’s insightful. In a comment, he writes how NRx rises to power: As for efficacy. Well… let’s get the truth first, then build some institutions to defend it and those who speak it. The Restoration depends…

The Western Elite from a Chinese Perspective (analysis)

This article went viral a few days ago: The Western Elite from a Chinese Perspective Warren Buffett has said that the moment one was born in the United States or another Western country, that person has essentially won a lottery. If someone is born a…

What to be thankful for: not smoking

pretty depressing stuff http://whyquit.com/whyquit/Memorial_2.html 140,000 Americans die every year from lung cancer, although 10% of lung cancer patients have no history of smoking. One thing that makes lung cancer unique and also so lethal compared to other cancers is how quickly the victim wastes away….

Leninism, part 2

In Biological Leninism, in response to Spandrell’s eponymously titled epic post, I end by arguing that revolution is unlikely: This probably explains why there won’t be revolution/revolt in America, because although there is a lot of wealth inequality and dissatisfaction with the status quo, basic…

How the opioid crisis fixes itself…sorta

For the past few months, thank in part due to remarks by Trump, there has been considerable interest in the so-called ‘opioid crisis’, with Trump going so far as calling it a national health emergency. The rate of overdose deaths, especially for whites, has risen…

Biological Leninism

Every once in awhile someone writes something that is so amazing it makes you question your own abilities and perspective of the world. Biological Leninism, by Bloody Shovel, is one such example. Here are some pertinent passages: Socialism works not only because it promises higher…

Cosmopolitanism elite losing power? Hardly

From Quillette The Poverty of Cosmopolitan Historicism: Cosmopolitanism hasn’t been confined to the academic ivory tower, however, but has exercised considerable influence in key policymaking circles as well. A year after the Berlin Wall fell, George H.W. Bush declared to the United Nations that he…