Answering and Addressing Covid-related Economic Questions and Concerns

Browsing various message boards and communities, such as on Reddit and Hacker News, several common questions and concerns keep coming up regarding Covid stimulus, inflation, etc. I will try to address some of these topics. Will there be hyperinflation due to Covid stimulus? Why hasn’t…

Election Fraud, Unrest, and the Legacy of Trump

Saw this from Moldbug Vae victis   Over the past few weeks I have been seeing this narrative by the dissident/alt-right (but also some on the left, too) that the widespread belief among Trump voters of election fraud is societally destabilizing and poses systemic risks. …

High-status, low-status conservatism

I believe it is possible to understand, categorize, and delineate social phenomena and human behavior with almost the same rigor as scientific and physical phenomena. It is time to put the science back in political science. The internet is vast, and society and human behavior…

No collapse of America, yet

A narrative I have been hearing from Ramz and others on the dissident/alt-right is that America is sinking, in the final stages of dying, is primed for civil war, etc. Bill Gates Paul put out this video in which he wants bigger stimulus than the…

Airbnb and Disney…Media Narratives Wrong Again

In October 2020 in the post WTF Happened in 2008 I correctly predicted that any decline of Airbnb’s rental business due to Covid would be temporary: Supposedly, Covid has hurt Airbnb and the rental market, but I predict it will be temporary and things will…

Grading Trump

Bill Gates Paul grades Trump’s presidency, giving him an abysmal 1.5 grade point average: The video got 70 down-votes and 300 up-votes (20% down-votes), so evidently a lot of viewers took issue with Gates’ assessment of Trump’s presidency. Gates makes some good points, and I…

The Coding Bootcamp Scam

I came across this interesting discussion and scathing Reddit review of the Lambda coding bootcamp. The above links affirm what I have long suspected, which is that coding bootcamps are a soft form of a scam. I am not alone: a Google search shows a…

Population: It’s quality that matters, not quantity

From Quillette The End of the World as We Know It? The gist of this article is that the world needs more people to stave off crisis of innovation, and that arguments against overpopulation and economic destruction due to too many humans, are unfounded. I…

Bitcoin: It Still Sucks

Now Josh Brown, aka the Reformed Butthead, is hyping Bitcoin after it has already doubled. As usual, Josh is late to the party. And if his past predictions are any indication, this is a top for Bitcoin and it will probably fall to $7k or…

Ramz: QAnon was Fake and Harmful

Bill Gates Paul put out a video critical of the q-anon movement and how it’s leading its followers astray A came to similar conclusion about how Q has failed to deliver on any of its prophecies. There is no plan, no ‘mass arrests’ of Hollywood…