Can journalists become coders? Probably

I saw this article from the Tim Ferriss Blog, Ten Lessons I Learned While Teaching Myself To Code, in which technology columnist Clive Thompson explains how he taught himself to code: Join the club! We live in a time when, as the venture capitalist Marc…

Explaining the national debt: why I’m not concerned

I agree with Stefan about IQ and many other topics, but he’s wrong about the national debt: Government control of currency is a modern form of debt slavery/serfdom, because it causes babies to be born in debt. In America, babies are born owing hundreds of…

MMA proves that science is BS

I think Vox Day may be on to something about how much of science is just BS. Not saying that all science is BS, but I think a lot of what is taken as ‘scientific truth’ may be false when held to greater scrutiny and…

Tim Pool wrong about tech valuations

Tim is usually right, but he’s off the mark here. The media has been saying that ‘valuations are too high’ since at least 2012 when Facebook went public at $38/share, which was considered to be a disappointment at the time. It now trades at $185…so…

Trump & 2020 update

Things have been pretty slow lately as I predicted a month ago they would be because Trump is pretty much in hibernation mode, and as 2019 progresses, things will get even slower leading up to the first debates and primaries of 2020 election, when things…

The ’90s and now, part 6

Although the US economy, stock market, and corporate profits have boomed, many middle-class jobs and sectors have been permanently gutted, and the low unemployment rate masks the fact that record number of men, in particular, have dropped-out, going on disability. Furthermore the labor market is…

China’s “Social Credit System” is probably coming to the US

There has been a ton of news lately regarding China’s social credit system: China’s new ‘social credit system’ is a dystopian nightmare Although China’s government is ostensibly communist, many American conservatives share China’s affinity for using ‘big government’ programs to promote social order and national…

The curse of genius

The 1843 Magazine article The curse of genius, went viral. Every smart person regardless of politics can relate to feeling lonely, failing to live up to society’s inflated expectations for smart people, and having to deal with normies, who have average IQs, which could explain…

No, teaching blue collar workers to be engineers is not a practical solution

The Mel Magazine article Blue-collar workers who become white-collar later in life, went viral. The article gives three examples of blue collar workers who acquired high paying skills, such as engineering, predictably leading to higher pay, nicer working conditions, improved self-confidence, and new opportunities. “I…

Treating social media as a public utility is not the answer

A solution that commonly is proposed regarding social media censorship and de-platforming is to “treat social media as a public utility.” This suggestion has become so commonplace that there is even a Wikipedia article about it. But just by thinking it through, it becomes obvious…