Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Movie Poster Du Jour: “La Chinoise”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics

Eddie Pensier writes: The next time you see an article discussing the “costs” of some bad habit or other, remember these words of Christopher Snowdon, and proceed accordingly: Imagine I’m walking towards you in the street. Your wallet is in … Continue reading

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Response to Paleo

Fenster writes: Paleo just wrote:  . . . I’m left wondering how much the arrival of so many engineer-scientist types on the public-discussion scene has driven the growth of the Dark Enlightenment / HBD / Game / Reactionary part of the … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The amusing thing about this is that it’s intended as pro-woman. Tex even preemptively scolds men for being turned off by the idea of women avoiding work in order to give them massages and make coffee. 1967. … Continue reading

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Diversity Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Spotted recently: J.P Morgan/Chase lending support to LGBT Pride Month and Marriott International promoting a trans fashion model. Small reminder to diversity fans — you aren’t fighting the power. You are the power. Related Steve Sailer cuts through … Continue reading

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“Privilege” and “Lonely Boy”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I spent some time with the DVD of Peter Watkins’ 1967 “Privilege” the other day. Confession: I didn’t get much out of the movie, which features Watkins’ usual combo of showy modernist stratagems and semi-hysterical point-making. I found … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I see Eddie Murphy’s “Delirious” has recently been added to Netflix Instant. I watched part of it and was struck by the bit you see above, which occurs right at the start of the performance. You … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Bent Flyvbjerg on Megaprojects

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Paleo Retiree sent me this interesting interview with Bent Flyvbjerg, an Oxford professor of planning and author of the book Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition. Flyvbjerg studies the costs, benefits, successes, and failures of megaprojects, which he … Continue reading

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Notes on “Red Dawn”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Though ostensibly a combat film, “Red Dawn,” it seems to me, is built on a foundation of tropes related to ’50s sci-fi and exploitation. In some ways it’s as much a tribute to small-town monster movies as Joe Dante’s “Gremlins,” … Continue reading

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UR Explainer: Kaley v. United States

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In the Washington Post, George Will highlights one of the more rotten fruits of this country’s War on Drugs — the government’s use and abuse of civil forfeiture laws. Under these “laws,” the government is authorized to … Continue reading

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