Intellectual Solvent, Part 3

I’m sure everyone has seen the RNx map, but lesser known is Scott’s ‘rationality map‘, and as you can see there is even a spot for ‘social justice’, which for its own protection is ‘walled off’ from reactionaries. But why is social justice on the…

Ascended Economies

Lately there has been some discussion about “ascended economies” – economic systems where humans are removed from the process. Scott has two posts about the matter: If capital investment gets automated, corporate governance gets automated, and labor gets automated, we might end up with the…

Gawker’s Power: The Symptom of a Bigger Problem

I have not been keeping close tabs Hogan (Bollea) v. Denton saga, but as of late May 2016 a trial judge denied Denton’s appeal to lower the judgement or throw out the jury verdict. And it’s come to light that tech billionaire Peter Thiel is…

Society is Failing Men (or how men are failing at society)

Tyler Cowen’s article What the hell is going on? went massively viral, getting over 500 comments on his website and thousands of shares, not just touching a nerve but severing it altogether, with many people agreeing that, yes, there is is a male ‘crisis’ in…