The financialization cycle

The process of an economy shifting its optimizations from productive activity to the accumulation of money is called “financialization”. To add more confusion to the mix, people on the left-end (idiot-end) of the Midwit Curve can tell something is badly wrong and the game is being rigged, but can’t tell what forces are conspiring to […]

Angry dragon problems: when great floods happen, it’s time to overthrow the emperor

Let’s start with debunking the narrative that “dragons are a myth”. The liberal media would have you believe that the Welsh, the Japanese, the Chinese, the Greeks, and even the Eskimos independently invented identical myths about giant fire-breathing reptiles who live inside bodies of water and are the source of chaos in the world. Right. […]

Virdism: why I’m racist

Imagine for a moment that you subscribe to an ideology called Virdism. Virdism is a complex and deep ideology. You probably should call it a religion, rather than an ideology. But that’s neither here nor there. I want to focus on a specific peculiar property of Virdism: Virdism insists as a matter of fact that […]

Erlang: LOL

A follow up to “erlang-questions: A tale of push VS pull and authority VS lolberty“… The Central Authority has Decided that the “Erlang community” now officially consists only of people willing to eagerly submit to having the Woke CoC shoved into everything. Anyone suspicious of this sort of thing has no opinions worth hearing. See, […]

Interest = competency

Had an interesting insight in the shower just now Moldbug has a quote that goes something like “everyone is right-wing with respect to their domain of competency” (verbiage mine). The example he gave was a 25 year old female kindergarten teacher. (Let’s assume pre-woke kindergarten teacher…). She will have typical 25-year-old girl opinions on any […]

Is Putin’s invasion a failure?

The breakdown on it is that it doesn’t matter – Putin already achieved everything he needs to, so why risk further losses? The media is incredibly full of shit, which is kind of hilarious. Putin just basically ensured that Europe is going to starve itself trying to “block” him. He’s invaded into Ukraine, yes, but […]

The Three Flavors of “Globalism”

There are three flavors of “globalism” right now. The distinctions are important. Global Trade: The original Eisenhower globalism was “free movement of goods, not free movement of people.” (The idea of “free movement of people” only existed at that time in global Marxist theory.) American Empire: After the Cold War the professional political class believed […]

Standarditis

This is a repost of a Substack post If you don’t know, I have a series of “podcast length” mathematical documents that I call Revelations, which you can find on my GitLab. I’m composing a new one (Revelations 27) right now about WF Algebra, which is a mindblowing take on formal logic. I wrote out […]

The chromopill

This was originally a Substack post. I would like to congratulate zxq9 on contracting me as his new star columnist. This is a major milestone for his publication, and you should all be proud of him. Every system that works rests upon a foundation of useful lies. There are three stages in understanding this Blue […]

Economics: Advent of the Generic CEO

“Financialization”, a process characterized by stakeholders in a business activity mixing up the metric of success (money) with metrics of performance (operational standards), has manifested some bizarre outcomes over the last few decades. These effects have come to dominate the economic landscape as money has become less and less representative of reality and government involvement […]