New York Times: The Gig Economy’s False Promise

The Gig Economy’s False Promise In reality, there is no utopia at companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart and Handy, whose workers are often manipulated into working long hours for low wages while continually chasing the next ride or task. These companies have discovered they can…

The Misplaced Logic of Attacking the Rich

A couple weeks ago a post about Jeff Bezo being the second-richest person in the world went viral. Many were aghast that a singe person could have so much money…how unfair when that money could be put to better use, so the logic goes. Why…

French Election

At least America’s elections only take a day, but the French are so slow they need an entire week to do it. From Forbes, a once prestigious publication that has degraded into a content farm, French Elections: Europe Cannot Survive If Le Pen Wins The…

Saving consequentialism and utilitarianism from the trolley car

From Bryan Caplan What’s Wrong With the Rationality Community,in which he criticizes utilitarianism and consequentialism: The first is consequentialist (or more specifically utilitarian) ethics. This view is vulnerable to many well-known, devastating counter-examples. But most people in the rationality community hastily and dogmatically reject them….

Jordan Peterson on Rejection

Jordan Peterson, when he isn’t talking about SJWs, has his head in the clouds sometimes. Video about rejection: There is no study that shows rejection becomes less painful the more you get rejected. Being rejected the 100th time may still be as painful as the…

The Tyler Cowen-Rationality feud is getting out of hand

A brouhaha has erupted between Tyler Cowen and the Rationality community over comments made in an interview with Ezra Klein, in in which Tyler Cowen, in an uncharacteristic outburst of candidness, lambasted the Rationality community for what he perceives as religiosity and homogeneity: But I…

The Trump Syria Disappointment

There are grumbling among the ‘right’ about Trump’s demotion of Bannon and intervention in Syria. Bannon demoted Lion: This is bad news for Trumpism. This could be the beginning of a bunch of establishment Republican types taking over the administration steering wheel. Neoconning the God-Emperor…

The ‘Earnership Society’

The ‘Ownership Society’ is a slogan coined in 2004 by former United States President George W. Bush describing what he viewed as an ideal society, where personal responsibility, economic liberty, and the owning of property are paramount. Fast-forward thirteen or so years, and as evidenced…

The Real Truth about NYC’s Elite High Schools

Excellent article by Outook Zen: The Real Truth about NYC’s Elite High Schools A many have already noted, the left cares more about equality of outcomes than equality of opportunities. The left cares more about equality than helping the gifted and talented poor. According to…