On the Source of Woke Rage: Why is Everyone So Angry?

I have been thinking about the rise of ‘grievance politics’ over the past few years; specifically, why so many people, especially millennials and gen-z, feel so angry and victimized that they have taken to ‘extreme beliefs,’ be it grievance studies, grievance politics, ‘cancel culture,’ or…

Further evidence of the positive role of IQ and option trading success

For years on this blog, I have posited a link a between IQ and options/stock trading success, in that smarter traders tend to be more successful than less intelligent ones. Aggressive out-of-money call options trading, which is the dominant strategy on the hugely popular Reddit…

So much for that…

Having purged any dissenters from his site, Vox is back to discussing Jordan Peterson, comic books, Disney, and other pressing matters of national importance, as if him hyping Q and ‘the storm’ over 2019-2020 never happened. You cannot just ‘memory hole’ Q and expect no…

The March Towards A Post-Scarcity Economy: Thoughts and Implications

The possibility of a post-scarcity economy is no longer a sci-fi or political-science abstraction, but is rapidly becoming reality, as I predicted a year ago in the Jan 2020 article Is a post-scarcity economy possible? It’s already happening. Since the publication of that article, all…

Thoughts on GME (GameStop)

I did not expect I would be writing another GameStop (GME) post, but this is the biggest story in the news now, by far. It has enthralled the internet and punditry, especially social media, with an intensity that rivals even the Capitol Hill protests, the…

Getting Rich with GameStop is Not like Winning the Lottery

As GameStop stock continues to surge, up 300% in just two days (at $350/share as of writing this, from $40 just last week), likely a feeling a regret has set in among those who watched the stock rise to dizzying heights but didn’t act. Such…

The ‘Extremism’ of Civic Nationalism

It is interesting how the media frames ethno-nationalists and white nationalists as extremists compared to civ-nats (or mainstream conservatives, in general), yet if you go down the actual issues and policy, a different picture emerges. Consider Kevin Williamson, who writes for National Review and epitomizes…

Making sense of the news cycle

I am finding it increasingly difficult to consume information without being overwhelmed. There are so many articles, books, blog posts I want to read; so many podcasts to listen to; so many discussions to participate in, and so on. Between 2017-2018 it seemed there was…

Why people choose authoritarianism over democracy

Commentators have noted that the Q-movement, as well as MAGA, in general, has tones of authoritarismism too it. It would seem like there are all of these young and middle-aged people who want a bigger, more powerful government, and to be ruled by an autocrat….