The Culture War Is Inescapable

The high-IQ right and high-IQ left are locked in an epic ‘culture war’ waged on Pol, Instagram, The_Donald, Twitter, and Tumblr. The weapons are memes, screenshots, blockquotes, emoji, hashtags, signaling, and in certain cases, doxing. This ties in with the post-2013 rise of intellectualism culture and, related, shared narratives and rationalist discourse. High-IQ issues such… Continue reading The Culture War Is Inescapable

Trump Jr. Email Recap: Not Much to be Worried About

New Trump emails Read the Emails on Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting: Good morning Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting. The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information… Continue reading Trump Jr. Email Recap: Not Much to be Worried About

Postmodernism: It’s about Facts, not Values

Jordan Peterson in which he “destroys Post-Modernism & Marxism once and for all” In the video Peterson discusses how postmodernism implies infinite interpretations, and that the failure of postmodernism is failure to realize that there only a finite number of interpretations. To recap, postmodernism is: -a literary and art style -a ‘condition’ -a form of… Continue reading Postmodernism: It’s about Facts, not Values

Murderism and Racism

From Slate Star Codex: Against Murderism This was a fairly labyrinthine article, necessitating a belated response owing to the complexity of the matter. Second, by this definition, many racist things would be good. Suppose some tyrant wants to kill the ten million richest white people, then redistribute their things to black people. This would certainly… Continue reading Murderism and Racism

More Commanding and Less Managing

The Great Disappointment was the reaction that followed Baptist preacher William Miller’s proclamations that Jesus Christ would return to the Earth in 1844, what he called the Advent. There is a similar disappointment among the far-right regarding Trump not delivering on his campaign promises. It’s turning out be the Star Wars prequel equivalent of a… Continue reading More Commanding and Less Managing

Comparative Advantage and IQ

Fiscal Impact of Whites, Blacks and Hispanics On net, whites generate a $249.52 billion surplus, or $1,260 per person if you assign 100% of military spending to whites. If you just give whites a proportional share of military spending, their surplus goes up to $553.52 billion total and $2,795 per capita. Blacks, by contrast, run… Continue reading Comparative Advantage and IQ

Late Stage Capitalism, Part 2

Part 1 The 2008 crisis allowed large companies to become leaner and more productive, shedding excess labor and other costs, but many of the jobs lost have not returned despite record high profits, stock prices, and earnings. When the crisis ended, these cost saving measures provided a huge tailwind, and profit margins and growth for… Continue reading Late Stage Capitalism, Part 2

‘Athlete genes’ exist…so why not genes for IQ

The Superhero Genes–One scientist is on a quest to find the genetic mutations that make athletes elite — which may lead to new treatments for the rest of us There are two indicators predictive of athleticism: VO2max and lactate threshold. VO2max is the maximum oxygen uptake during strenuous exercise. The lactate threshold is the point at which… Continue reading ‘Athlete genes’ exist…so why not genes for IQ

Late Stage Capitalism, Part 1

Lately there has been considerable interest in ‘late stage capitalism’, and even mainstream publications such as The Atlantic are writing about it. Reddit’s r/latestagecapitalism, much like r/collapse and r/lostgeneration, has become a popular destination for disaffected millennials to discuss how and why society went wrong, although generally from a left-wing perspective. Wikipedia defines late stage… Continue reading Late Stage Capitalism, Part 1