Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Quotes Du Jour: On the Intellectual Yet Idiot

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Over here, commenter Gary Jones shared some wisdom for ages: Having a high IQ doesn’t prevent you from being stupid. In fact, it lets you be stupid in ever more complex ways. Amplifying on that, Nassim Taleb writes … Continue reading

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Epistocracy Bah Humbug

Fenster writes: Jason Brennan is the “Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.”  Which makes him, I suspect, a smarter man than I. … Continue reading

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“Weiner”

Paleo Retiree writes: Thanks to the brouhaha about Anthony Weiner these past couple of weeks, I’ve let myself get fascinated by the case. My verdict on the guy: Anthony Weiner is almost certainly someone who in person would strike me … Continue reading

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Alt Right Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Will the Alt Right ever again experience a week like the one just passed, or are its visibility and influence going to continue growing? Whatever the case, it’s certainly been interesting watching the mainstream start to take note. Hey, a … Continue reading

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Ideologies Are Bullshit. All of Them.

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Genesis of a Scoffer My ongoing journey to uncover the truth of everything — and maybe hook up with the occasional pretty lady along the way — has been a long one. I started as your typical lefty, if always … Continue reading

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Universal Culture

Fenster writes: Over at Slate Star Codex, Scott Alexander identifies what he refers to as “universal culture” as being a key factor in how the West was won.  His opening point is that there is nothing eternally Western about what … Continue reading

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More Hillary Mouth Wide Open

Paleo Retiree writes: I’ve blogged (here and here) about how prone Hillary Clinton is to opening her mouth wide while in public. What does she intend to convey? How to explain the compulsion? And why haven’t any of her handlers urged her to … Continue reading

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