Why low stakes issues dominate discourse

A question I have pondered is, why are low-stakes issues so persistent in terms of discourse? The issues of trans rights and pronoun usage has exploded in recent years, since 2017 especially, after Trump won and Dr. Jordan Peterson became so popular. This includes: people choosing their preferred pronouns, gender fluidity, trans people in sports,… Continue reading Why low stakes issues dominate discourse

TikTok 45-day deadline

Saw this going viral Trump issues executive orders to BAN TikTok and WeChat in 45 days President Donald Trump has issued executive orders effectively banning Chinese video sharing app TikTok and messaging service WeChat in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Beijing that sent stocks tumbling worldwide overnight. Using national emergency powers, Trump on Thursday… Continue reading TikTok 45-day deadline

Elon Musk Praises China

Elon Musk says ‘China rocks’ while the U.S. is full of ‘complacency and entitlement’ Musk replied: “China rocks in my opinion. The energy in China is great. People there – there’s like a lot of smart, hard working people. And they’re really — they’re not entitled, they’re not complacent, whereas I see in the United… Continue reading Elon Musk Praises China

TikTok is not going anywhere

Regardless of whether you think TikTok is good or bad, the odds of it being blocked are about zero. The overwhelming likelihood is either Trump will change his mind upon realizing the frivolity and impracticality of the proposal, or the courts will strike it down, or the ISPs will not comply. I think the courts… Continue reading TikTok is not going anywhere

Failing to renew $600 unemployment checks will not hurt the US economy much

The $600 weekly unemployment benefits checks under the CARES act have expired yesterday. Not surprisingly, the liberal media is predicting things will get worse if they are not renewed, and that this is a big crisis: Cutting off the $600 boost to unemployment benefits would be both cruel and bad economics Millions of Americans risk… Continue reading Failing to renew $600 unemployment checks will not hurt the US economy much

How big can the tech giants become?

Tesla, along with Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Facebook are laying the digital and physical (in the case of Tesla) groundwork and infrastructure for the type-1 civilization transition that futurists for decades have been predicting, although few have offered any specific investing advice to profit from this transition. This is not to be be confused for… Continue reading How big can the tech giants become?