The Physics Police

This article went viral: Dear Dr B: Why not string theory? This article is a casebook example of the the modus operandi of liberalism, which is to try to ‘save’ people from perceived evils as determined by said liberal, whether it be big corporations, ‘greedy’…

Our Less Particpatory Times

It seems we’re on the news carousal, going up and down, seeing the same scenery over and over again as the carousal revolves. This is could be to a dearth of ideas, boredom, or the monotony of geopolitical events which have become as predictable as…

Hacker News Rankings: More Than an Algorithm

Hacker News, like Reddit, is a community-powered news site where users can submit links they find noteworthy. By default, new submissions go under the ‘new’ tab, but some get promoted to the much more visible ‘news’ tab (the front page), generating a substantial amount of…

Social Taxonomy

This taxonomy aims to unify these blog posts, as well as certain aspects of society and economics under a hierarchical framework. The idea is that I can classify an article or a blog post somewhere in this taxonomy. Define: wealth = A intellectualism = B…

Defending ‘Academic’ Writing

What is wrong with ‘academic’ writing? Academics Stink at Writing – Steven Pinker Why Is Academic Writing So Unpleasant to Read?> Why Is Academic Writing So Academic? Believe it or not, academics actually know how to write, but some of this ‘jargon’ is for brevity….

The ‘Great American Article’

From Wikipedia, The Great American Novel: The “Great American Novel” is the concept of a novel that shows the culture of the United States of America at a specific time. It is presumed to be written by an American author who is knowledgeable about the…

The Daily View: Trump and Meta-narratives

With the exception of Hillary and Trump’s sweep of Super Tuesday, not much going on. Hillary is the most ‘establishment’ candidate, which should bode well for stocks, but I still prefer Trump. Some in ‘NRx-sphere’ probably own stocks and other investments, but advocate some form…

The Daily View: In a Loop, MGTOW, and The Elite

From Amerika.org Which way, dissident Right? Currently the dissident Right is caught in a loop of rehashing its criticisms of the Left but it is unable to make the step toward the difficult stage of demanding actual change because this conflicts with Crowdist elements in…

Understanding Comes Before Change

America, it’s economy, and the news cycle is still in auto-pilot mode since early 2014 or so, going nowhere at a 1000 miles an hour. Everyone in the media wants crisis and mayhem, for ratings and clicks and page views, but the few crisis that…

The Writer and the Coder

I imagine the IQ required to get a short story published in the journal Asimov’s Fiction excludes 98% of the educated* population, but the pay of 7-8 cents a word (around $700 for a 10,000 word short story) is not so great. The same for…