New York is Not Dead/Dying, part 3

In a podcast with New York comedian Nikki Glaser, Joe Rogan discusses James’ article, calling it “a fucking sobering read and not hyperbole,” but nowhere on the podcast is there any discussion about its veracity. Joe and his guest do not question any of its…

New York is Not Dead/Dying, part 2

James’ viral article NYC IS DEAD FOREVER… HERE’S WHY, is one of those articles in which I know the author is wrong without even having to read it. Yes, the headline is hyperbole and he does not literally mean that New York City will become…

New York is Not Dead/Dying, part 1

Lately there has been considerable discussion/debate about if New York is dead and or irreparably/mortally damaged due to the economic fallout of Covid. In the context of this debate, by ‘New York,’ they mean the city, and more specifically, the higher-income parts. New York City…

The media resurgence

The Kylie Rittenhouse story is turning into one of the biggest news stories of the year. I emphatically believe he should be acquitted of all charges, as he was not only exercising his 2nd amendment rights, but acting in self-defense. The biggest winners of this…

How big can the tech giants become?

Tesla, along with Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Facebook are laying the digital and physical (in the case of Tesla) groundwork and infrastructure for the type-1 civilization transition that futurists for decades have been predicting, although few have offered any specific investing advice to profit from…

The Trump Defection, part 2

Part 2 in response to Lion endorses Joe Biden for President The best argument you can make for Trump is that Democrats are so bad that better a bozo like Trump in the White House than a Democrat. But the cost of a bozo in…

The free speech debate: handling heretics

From Curtis Curtis Yarvin An Open letter to Paul Graham He talks about writers from the 20-40s being censored about about censorship by Paul Graham at Hacker News. He writes: Graham created his own new institution: Hacker News. For no doubt excellent and practical business…

The Trump Defection, Part 1

In a major reversal, Lion endorses Biden. Although Lion had long criticized Trump’s response to Covid, I was not expecting him to defect to Biden (and as some individuals in the comments note, a vote for Biden may effectively be a vote for his VP,…

Mediocrity, Success, and the Problem of Democracy

The article Being OK with not being extraordinary went massively viral. It is a statistical certainty most people will be condemned to mediocrity. That is why such posts go viral, because there is huge demand about how to cope with ‘being average’ or only ‘good…