Sharing Economy Dying? Debunking Salon.com Hype

Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job The problem with Salon articles (and to a lesser extent, Slate) is that there is often a substantial mismatch between the headline, which is often sensationalist,…

The Fate of Gawker – What Happens Next

Despite all the media attention, there is dearth of professional legal opinions as to the fate of Gawker in light of losing the Florida jury trial, as well as Hogan being awarded an additional $25 million in punitive damages, for a total $140 million against…

Intellect: The Universal Solvent

In late December 2015, Scott Alexander’s How Bad Are Things article went massivly viral, with accolades from both right-wing and left-wing communities and forums, which got me (and others) thinking about how Scott is consistently able to transcend the left/right bulwark. Normally, people write articles…

The Alt Right

From Radix Journal: WHAT IS THE #ALTRIGHT? The big-tent alt-right includes identitarians and archeofuturists, race realists and HBD bloggers, European New Right (ENR), shitlords, neo-reaction (NRx) and reaction (Rx), trad Christians, neo-pagans, white nationalists, PUAs, etc. (Note, these groups are not mutually exclusive. For example,…

Better or Worse?

Two contrasting viewpoints: Pessimistic: The Truly New Year Optimistic: Financial Fridays: The Stock Market is Bullshit New inventions and technologies would outpace the demand for those commodities so that as we needed their functionality more, the prices would fall. Think about computers: your price per…

How the Liberal Media is Always Wrong

We’re all dreaming the same dream that someone or something will break the monotony, and maybe that’s why Trump, who is perceived as a renegade in a world of ‘politics as usual’, is so popular. He’s like the Right’s version of Obama, bearing ‘change’, although…

Understanding Comes Before Change

America, it’s economy, and the news cycle is still in auto-pilot mode since early 2014 or so, going nowhere at a 1000 miles an hour. Everyone in the media wants crisis and mayhem, for ratings and clicks and page views, but the few crisis that…

In Defense of Gawker, Sort of

As awful as Gawker is, if you get rid of Gawker they, the left, will probably try (or at least make a more concerted effort) to get rid of Brietbart and other right wing media. A lot of left doesn’t like Gawker too much, either….

The Great Chinese Nothing

Just as quickly as the Chinese Stock market crashed – sending the western financial media into a tizzy, clicking their heels with delight the The Great Satan, China, would finally meet its comeuppance – it came roaring back as if nothing had happened, hence The…