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 […]
“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 […]
I just plowed through my email backlog for the first time in a long time to find that the venerable and seemingly eternal resource for n00bs and webtards in need sage graybeard advice known as the “erlang-questions” mailing list is now deprecated by the Erlang Something-or-other (Foundation? whatever). I suppose this means they intend to […]
A little over half the population in the (loosely defined) West currently feel unrepresented by their governments, particularly in the context of draconian and laughably ineffective (if the stated purpose is to be believed…) COVID measures, universal media shenanigans and election troubles. In a video I did a few months ago I explained how the […]
At the bottom of some mystery fear porn article on MSN about it being such a puzzle that Japan is doing fine despite no mandates, no lockdowns, no shutdowns, etc. this survey appeared asking readers how they felt about about Japan’s “handling” of the situation: This is ridiculous as there is no option for “This […]
Step 1: Impose a tax on unrealized capital gains right before hyperinflation takes off.Step 2: Sit back and enjoy the show — you’re done! The above is not an exaggeration. Don’t think only about crypto and stock holdings. Think bigger. Your car, your house, your clothes, your dog, the food in your refrigerator, and any […]
Anyone who gives a bit of honest thought to the so-called “renewable energy” market cannot escape the conclusion that the vast majority of it is fake — politicians creating a moral panic to grant themselves unquestionable authority over appropriations and then handing appropriated funds over to losing ventures run by their friends and family that […]
Once upon a time, a student asked his music teacher the most difficult philosophical question in all of music and received wisdom. T’Challa: “Teacher, there are so many instruments to pick from, which one is the best?”Mrs. Ngudu: “Which is the best? You are the best instrument, T’Challa. All the music comes from you! Do […]
A discussion about voting, representation, and discovering the will of the people. Watch on Rumble or BitChute.
This video discusses nuclear parity, what it means, and how the situation between China and the US shape our thinking about this issue. Watch on Rumble or BitChute.