A podcast by Ezra Klein featuring guest Angela Nagle, author of Kill All the Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right: From 4Chan to Charlottesville: where the alt-right came from, and where it’s going And Embracing metamodernism: Perhaps why we’ve so far struggled to make ourselves comprehensible is that… Continue reading The ‘Metamodern Condition’
Month: August 2017
Debunking more white v. black discrimination
Floyd Mayweather made $350 million for a fight that lasted 27 minutes, which works out to about $700 million/hour. Obviously, that 27 minutes was the culmination of a lifetime of practice and dedication to the sport, but it deals a blow to the notion that there is systemic racism in America against blacks. Of course,… Continue reading Debunking more white v. black discrimination
Jared Taylor truth bombs everyone
Race Differences in Intelligence In response to user reports, we have disabled some features, such as comments, sharing, and suggested videos, because this video contains content that may be inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.
War with North Korea is certain. The question is when.
We had one chance to stop this. That was in 1994. As I wrote 2 weeks ago, I agree. The way you prevent a problem from becoming big is to stop it when it’s small. However, invading a nation comes with the cost of having to rebuilt it, but it’s still a small price to… Continue reading War with North Korea is certain. The question is when.
Anti-activism going mainstream
It seems like the anti-activist approach is gaining as more traction, as people realize that activism does not work: I told people to stop those marches for now, Cville changed everything and all marches will been seen as "Nazi," and complaining won't stop. https://t.co/1HEpSqxaqX — Mike CernovichAugust 26, 2017 And a recent article from The… Continue reading Anti-activism going mainstream
Black-White wage gap
White Economic Privilege Is Alive and Well – The New York Times Most studies and articles purporting a ‘wage gap’ between blacks and whites do not control for IQ, skills, hours worked, prior job experience, educational attainment, and employment status. From the paper: Basic Skills and the Black-White Earnings Gap, controlling for AFQT (a proxy… Continue reading Black-White wage gap
On a ‘general theory’ of social behavior and government
A large portion of NRx writings, but also the rational-left and the rational-right, concerns social theory: How humans behave, what motivates their behavior and actions, the interaction between individuals and institutions, etc. By answering such questions, one can get a better understanding of human behavior, and hence build a better society upon such understanding (because… Continue reading On a ‘general theory’ of social behavior and government
The left comes full circle
From Alternet (republished on Salon) The dangerous delusions of Richard Dawkins: Richard Dawkins has been responsible for popularizing an updated version of this Cartesian myth, writing famously that “life is just bytes and bytes and bytes of digital information,” adding: “That is not a metaphor, it is the plain truth. It couldn’t be any plainer… Continue reading The left comes full circle
Zuck for president?
Could Mark Zuckerberg become president in 2020? It’s easy to dismiss Zuck for his inexpedience and youth, but against all odds Trump won, so it’s definitely possible. But there is surprisingly a lot of interest in a Zuck 2020 presidential run, as shown by how ‘Mark Zuckerberg president’ is one of the top five prompts… Continue reading Zuck for president?
James Damore, STEM celebrity
James Damore’s Twitter account has over 75,000 followers and he had a successful Reddit AMA (which I highly recommend reading). From a personal branding perspective things are working great for him..he got 100k twitter followers in a week. He’s a veritable celebrity now. This agrees with the rise of the ‘STEM celebrity‘. If he weren’t… Continue reading James Damore, STEM celebrity