Vox Day vs. Scott Adams

Vox Day and Scott Adams are close friends, so this video came as a surprise. Scott Adams has always been sorta a moderate. I don’t think he wants to sacrifice his lucrative cartooning gig to appease a fringe. He said that supporting Trump cost him…

Bullshit jobs

Bullshit jobs are a big problem, according to economist David Graeber: Graeber’s unique contribution is to tie these changes to human history, and to explain why, anthropologically, they may not be all that surprising. In an essay five years ago, he made the seemingly bizarre…

Ben Shapiro – Is AMERICA on the BRINK of COLLAPSE? No

Even though many people on the far-right do not like Ben Shapiro, in this video he is right. There won’t be collapse, nor are we on the brink of civil war (as this blog correctly predicted in 2016). Guys like Vox Day and others who…

Tesla Stock Surges on Earnings

Another correct prediction on this blog: Tesla stock surges 9% after hours on earnings. Tesla shares surge as upbeat Musk sees profitable second half Tesla shares soared as much as 11 percent in after-hours trading. The stock has been under pressure for some time as…

Crazy idea: should the US Govt. buyout Microsoft?

A couple days ago Scott Adams did a Periscope in which he endorsed a universal single payer plan. If Scott, who is respected among the ‘right’, can get away with left-wing ideas and still be respected, why can’t I. Here is my crazy left-wing idea….

Jordan Peterson Truth-bombs Everyone about IQ

Jordan Peterson is mostly right: According to the video, the harsh reality is that 10% of the general population is not smart enough to contribute to the economy in any meaningful way. This is also congruent to the data that shows that 20% (corresponding to…

Meme propagation process

Changes in public sentiment don’t arise exnihilo. Rather, there is a multi-step process by which public opinion evolves and forms, through what I call the meme propagation process. When I talk about the ‘high-IQ left’ and the ‘high-IQ right,’ these are the progenitors and propagators…

Optimism and The_Donald

The left (but also some on the ‘right’) is celebrating Facebook stock plunging 20% yesterday on ‘weak’ earnings (weak as in not meeting the impossibly high estimates set by Wall St. analysts). Facebook stock is still a fist-pounding buy and will make new highs soon,…

Winner-take-all economics

This article is going slightly viral: Talent Effects and Inequality It’s as if he just discovered the Matthew effect. People who are rich and successful tend to become richer and more successful. For example, Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro, both of whom have seen their…

The Wealth Inequality Debate: Why Wealth Redistribution is Not the Answer

In these online discussions about wealth inequality, a solution that frequently comes up is wealth redistribution. A utilitarian argument is often invoked that if the wealth of the very top were spread among many people, there would be ‘more good’. It’s pretty easy to demonstrate…