An interesting discussion from quora, Why do people perceive the USSR as less evil than Nazi Germany? Also, Jordan Peterson addresses this question a lot, too, as to why Nazism is perceived as being worse than Communism even though the latter has a higher death toll. The most parsimonious explanation is that the Nazis lost… Continue reading Why do people perceive Communism as less evil than Nazism?
Month: March 2018
Facebook…is the sky falling? Probably not
The left yet again is prematurely celebrating the demise of Facebook, similar to in 2012, in which they were wrong then and wrong now. The left wants so badly for Facebook to fail they have the invent fake news purporting of a huge Facebook backlash, when as I discussed last week such a backlash is… Continue reading Facebook…is the sky falling? Probably not
Review of the review: Dr. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life
I disagree with some parts of Scott’s review of Jordan Peterson’s latest book, 12 Rules for Life, but it’s still a good review in terms of providing an overview of Dr. Peterson’s philosophy. I unfortunately have not yet read 12 Rules, but I have watched enough of Dr. Peterson’s YouTube lectures to be an ‘expert’… Continue reading Review of the review: Dr. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life
The Economist becomes Woke about IQ
The Economist finally awakens to the reality and importance of IQ, in an article How and why to search for young Einsteins: New research suggests new ways to nurture gifted children The article went massively viral, getting hundreds of up-votes on major social news aggregation sites such as Hacker News and Reddit. This suggests there… Continue reading The Economist becomes Woke about IQ
Bitcoin falls again. Another correct call.
A week ago when Bitcoin was at $9,000 I wrote: Bitcoin is above $8,900 after falling as low as $7,400 a few day ago. My take is, it goes lower, especially because Tom Lee refuses to shut up. Here he is again. He’s now been on on CNBC over six times since December to hype… Continue reading Bitcoin falls again. Another correct call.
The appeal of Communism and similar collectivist ideologies
If one does a Google search for why Communism is appealing to some, the results, like most Google searches, are underwhelming, full of low-quality Quora links and other crud. No one can provide an adequate explanation for why Communism, but also Nazism and other totalitarian ideologies, are appealing to some. How could anyone support these… Continue reading The appeal of Communism and similar collectivist ideologies
Trump signed a spending bill which was, predictably, underwhelming. Some pundits are arguing that that Trump may be impeached if the GOP loses the House, or that Trump may lose in 2020 due to waffling on important issues. As I said before, politics is about identity and affiliation first and logical consistency and issues second.… Continue reading Trump analysis
Dr. Peterson is really smart
Yes, Jordan Peterson Really Is That Smart The title is somewhat misleading because by ‘smart’ the author means media savvy and nuanced, not smart as in an IQ score. Dr. Peterson estimates his own IQ to be 150, which is a 1/5,000 rarity score. This means by every measure Dr. Peterson is really smart. This… Continue reading Dr. Peterson is really smart
The FTC investigation of Facebook, analysis
Facebook is reportedly under FTC investigation over its handling of user data Apparently Facebook helped itself to too much user data, evoking the ire of lawmakers and some of the public [which I will get to shortly]. My prediction is, this will blow over. The left is saying Facebook’s troubles could be the start of… Continue reading The FTC investigation of Facebook, analysis
The daily view 3/21/2018
The news cycle has been glacial as of late. A year ago, the left was certain Muller/FBI had a bombshell against Trump and by 2018 Trump would be packing his bags, but now 14 months into his presidency, the left is not an inch closer to getting Trump impeached than they were a year ago.… Continue reading The daily view 3/21/2018