Putin summit nothingburger

Most Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of Putin summit Fifty-five percent of respondents said they disapproved of Trump’s handling of the summit, including 83% of Democrats and 53% of independents. Just 21% of Republicans disapprove — with 68% of Republicans saying the approve of how…

The Stock Market Keeps Going Up: More Correct Predictions

With the S&P 500 finally retaking 2800 after a small sell-off in February, it looks like I was right again to buy the dip and to ignore the naysayers who predict crisis and recession and who have been constantly wrong since 2009, and will continue…

Trump Impeachment Odds Now the Lowest Ever

Looks like I was right again, in early 2017 predicting Trump would not be impeached. As the Muller investigation showed, The DNC hacks had nothing to do with Trump’s campaign, but rather were the result of Russians hacking Podesta’s email account, although in Podesta’s defense,…

Is Morality is Overrated?

As a follow-up to my earlier post moral nihilism, a question I kept pondering is, why should anyone be moral? After some contemplation, the answer is, within certain limitation, there is no reason to be moral. As echoed by Lion, sociopathy pays, but I will…

Peter Thiel: What is Multiculturalism Really About

A 1996 speech by Peter Thiel, What is Multiculturalism Really About?, went viral: If not for the date, one would easily think he was talking about today, but it was over 20 years ago when he gave that talk. So that’s a pretty long time…

Elon Musk Schools Twitter

This tweet yesterday from Elon Musk went hugely viral: According to the comments on Reddit and Twitter, by my estimate 90% are in agreement. The SJW-left (in contrast to the classical-liberal left) don’t understand that it’s the rich who create jobs. [1] That’s just an…

Moral Nihilism

This article from Quillette Why Should We Be Good? went viral, but it possibly gets some things wrong. Today we are witnessing an irrepressible and admirable pushback against the specters of ‘cultural relativism’ and moral ‘nihilism.’ On the Right, thinkers such as Patrick Deneen and…

Trump updates

Right now the big story is Trump’s Supreme Court appointment. Supreme Court appointments are supposed to last a lifetime, but positions have changed hands far more frequently than one would intuitively expect. Since 2005, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Neil Gorsuch…

Scott Adams gets HBD Wrong

From Scott’s Periscope https://www.pscp.tv/w/1nAKEQjQkpYKL Although I usually agree with Scott Adams, when political pundits start pontificating about HBD, they tend to sound misinformed, often misconstruing or getting the pro-HBD arguments wrong. Even someone as smart as Scott Adams gets it wrong. When these so-called ‘racists’…

The Craft of Rationality

In an uncharacteristically short post, Scott discusses the state of the so-called rationality community. What is rationalism, anyway, or at least in the context of this internet movement and community? What makes someone or something rational? Rationalism, in my opinion, encompasses more than object-level topics…