Thoughts on GME (GameStop)

I did not expect I would be writing another GameStop (GME) post, but this is the biggest story in the news now, by far. It has enthralled the internet and punditry, especially social media, with an intensity that rivals even the Capitol Hill protests, the…

Getting Rich with GameStop is Not like Winning the Lottery

As GameStop stock continues to surge, up 300% in just two days (at $350/share as of writing this, from $40 just last week), likely a feeling a regret has set in among those who watched the stock rise to dizzying heights but didn’t act. Such…

The ‘Extremism’ of Civic Nationalism

It is interesting how the media frames ethno-nationalists and white nationalists as extremists compared to civ-nats (or mainstream conservatives, in general), yet if you go down the actual issues and policy, a different picture emerges. Consider Kevin Williamson, who writes for National Review and epitomizes…

Making sense of the news cycle

I am finding it increasingly difficult to consume information without being overwhelmed. There are so many articles, books, blog posts I want to read; so many podcasts to listen to; so many discussions to participate in, and so on. Between 2017-2018 it seemed there was…

Why people choose authoritarianism over democracy

Commentators have noted that the Q-movement, as well as MAGA, in general, has tones of authoritarismism too it. It would seem like there are all of these young and middle-aged people who want a bigger, more powerful government, and to be ruled by an autocrat….

The Daily View 1/19/20

Joe Biden will soon be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. There was no kraken or ‘storm’, but there were however ‘mass arrests’–of the Trump supporters who stormed the capitol…about a hundred individuals in total. So at least that Q prediction…

The Question of Blacks, Whites, and Crime

From Unz, by Jarred Taylor The Taboo That Could Break America, Part III Last week I explained why different groups don’t achieve at the same level. It’s because the races are not identical. There are all sorts of interesting differences – this paper from just last…

How /r/WallStreetBets ‘Solved’ Wall Street

There is a book by Wall Street Journal reporter Zuckerman, The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution, about James Harris Simons–a former mathematician, physicist, and code breaker–who launched arguably the most successful hedge fund ever, Renaissance Technologies, which for…

Two correct predictions for 2021

The delamination of the stock market and the tech sector from the rest of the America continues, as Tesla and the stock market continues to relentlessly push  higher in spite of Covid, protests, and the outward appearance of total unrest and dissolution and breakdown of…

Trump Twitter Suspension

To say the past few days have been overwhelming is an understatement. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the events that have transpired. It feels like after 911 , but even more intense, in part due to the role of social media….