I’ve been somewhat of a critic of Red Pill philosophy…not the part about misandry and feminism, which I agree with, but the overemphasizes on ‘game’, masculinity, traditionalism, and self-improvement. If happiness is through self-fulfillment and recognition for your achievements, contributions, and accomplishments, I don’t think adhering to the Red Pill philosophy is necessarily the best… Continue reading Taking the ‘Omega’ Pill
Month: July 2015
The Gig Economy: Is Obamacare to Blame?
Hillary is attacking the sharing economy, despite Obamacare possibly contributing to it, in a speech: Meanwhile, many Americans are making extra money renting out a small room, designing websites, selling products they design themselves at home, or even driving their own car. This on-demand, or so-called gig economy is creating exciting economies and unleashing innovation.… Continue reading The Gig Economy: Is Obamacare to Blame?
More Correct Predictions (Greece, Facebook, Emerging Markets, Trump)
More Correct Predictions: 1. Most importantly, I was right about Greece being much ado about nothing. The major market indexes have since recovered all their Greece-related losses, as I predicted they would. Greece got thrown another lifeline, kicking the can down the road yet again. 2. Facebook stock keeps making new highs. The Social network… Continue reading More Correct Predictions (Greece, Facebook, Emerging Markets, Trump)
What Makes Taneshi Coates Special?
Taneshi Coates has done something few liberal commentators has done – he has transcended the usual left/right bulwark as dozens of conservative bloggers and writers, who normally tend to ignore, ridicule or immediately dismiss liberals, have lent him an ear. Back in 2013 or so, I used to comment on Taneshi Coates’ Atlantic columns and… Continue reading What Makes Taneshi Coates Special?
The Truth? They Can’t Handle The Truth
As evidenced by the down-votes for this Quora answer to the question How Does One Become a Mathematical Genius, many people wish to live in a world where either IQ does not exist or, if it does, it doesn’t measure anything important and is of no predictive value for success at life. It’s easier, perhaps… Continue reading The Truth? They Can’t Handle The Truth
Is Capitalism Dead? It Depends, I Suppose
read at your peril Post-Capitalism and the End of Capitalism Capitalism dead? I guess Silicon Valley didn’t get the memo. Hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth from web 2.0 and Bay Area real estate has been created since 2009. Coders strait out of college or even high school are making 6-figures, while others are… Continue reading Is Capitalism Dead? It Depends, I Suppose
Wealth Creation Orgy
Silicon Valley is in a wealth creation orgy, as the web 2.0 and Silicon Valley boom keeps defying all predictions of its decline. These numbers are just staggering: Air BNB worth $20 billion Uber: $40+ Billion Pinterest: $5 billion Dropbox: $8 billion Snapchat: $10 billion Tesla: $40 billion Most of these were in their infancy… Continue reading Wealth Creation Orgy
The End of Jobs
The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5 by Taylor Pearson This is the era we’re headed into…where everything is outsourced, where income has gone down versus inflation for the past 40 years, and there are fewer and fewer choices for highly educated people with high student loan debts to get good… Continue reading The End of Jobs
Trump & Sanders
Any 2016 speculation before the primaries is pretty much a waste of energy. If Bernie loses to Hillary in Iowa and Hew Hampshire, he’s pretty much finished, baring some major scandal or gaffe for Hillary. The GOP field is more diverse, with many candidates neck-and-neck, making it harder to determine a front-runner from the first… Continue reading Trump & Sanders
Countering Flawed Arguments of the Anti-College Movement
There are good arguments against going to college, namely the leftist bias and the possibility of accumulating a lot of debt for a degree that has little earning power, but there are two dubious premises perpetuated by anti-college movement: 1. That a college degree is worthless 2. That going college holds back people from achieving… Continue reading Countering Flawed Arguments of the Anti-College Movement