Woke capital does not make sense. It is not supposed to.

Looks like I was right yet again 2 months ago telling people to buy Google stock on the dip over fears of a supposed anti-Trust investigation. Spoiler alert: nothing will happen. There’s not going to be any investigation. No one has the impetus to do…

The ’90s and now, part 13

Ross continues…”but cold hard economic data also suggest that ours was a uniquely blessed coming-of-age: a time of low unemployment, surging productivity, strong working-class wage growth — and all without a huge overhang of public and private debt;” however, the unemployment rate currently stands at…

Past and future trends for the alt-right

Aurini discuses past and future trends for the alt-right: The Tide is Returning: Logos is Rising/ The major problem for the alt/dissident-right, among other reasons, is that there is no economic or social catalyst or justification for a right-wing insurgency, especially not in America, but…

The ’90s and now, part 12

Ross also laments the current state of popular culture and entertainment, “…if you prefer a zillion algorithmically-generated Netflix shows and endless Marvel sequels to ‘The Matrix’ and ‘The Sopranos,’ then God bless you,” but, culturally, with the possible exception of late 90′s cinema , which…

Are we in an Era of Stagnation? Likely not

Just going by the Youtube title, “An Era of Stagnation & Universal Institutional Failure” (the whole thing is 3 hours long and have not gotten around to watching it), I disagree that we are in an era of “stagnation and universal institutional failure.” If stagnation…

Foreign purchases of American homes fall: separating hype from reality

This story Foreign purchases of American homes plunge 36% as Chinese buyers flee the market went massively viral. It got 2.5k, 6.9k, and 6.1k votes on /r/worldnews, /r/news, and /r/investing, respectively, indicative of immense interest by Reddit regarding trends of foreign purchases of American real…

Don’t Abolish the SAT

From Charles Murray: Abolish the SAT. This article is pretty old, so it’s possible that this does not reflect Dr. Murray’s current view about the SAT, but if it does, this is a rare instance in which I disagree with something he has written. Dr….

The decline and failure of American conservatism

It’s not news that the GOP is becoming increasingly ineffectual against the left and has conceded on almost all significant cultural and economic issues, with the exception of abortion, guns, defense spending, and tax cuts, which are the last four holdouts for what is left…

A job is not like slavery , nor higher risk than entrepreneurship

Nassim Taleb is quoted as saying “The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary,” and “those who do not think that employment is systemic slavery are either blind or employed.” Also, reliance on a paycheck makes one ‘anti-fragile,’ because all of…

Eric Weinstein on Joe Rogan

Eric Weinstein calls Trump an “existential risk,” and no one calls him out on it, neither Joe Rogan nor anyone in the comments. It completely goes over everyone’s heads. Maybe Joe didn’t understand what Eric meant by existential risk. In layman terms, it means that…