Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Spiked, on China’s Social Credit System

Fenster writes: Is there anything good to be said about China’s emerging social credit system?  Spiked has given it a try. Defending what the conventional left Guardian refers to as an “an Orwellian tool of social monitoring” is a tall … Continue reading

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“We desperately need our own version of the First Amendment”

Fenster writes: You may have read about the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision a few days ago which “upheld a conviction against an Austrian woman who called the Islamic prophet Muhammed a ‘pedophile.’”

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Blank-Slate Progressivism Under Siege

Paleo Retiree writes: A question I’ve been wondering about for years: As more and more discoveries emerge from the worlds of evo-bio and genetics, how is the PC-opinion class going to contend? When the “blank slate” part of “blank slate … Continue reading

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“Killer Women”

Paleo Retiree writes: Netflix rec: My wife and I have been enjoying the documentary series “Killer Women with Piers Morgan.” In it, Morgan (a well-known British journalist) talks to convicted and imprisoned American women murderers, while cutting away to the … Continue reading

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An Engineer Leaves Facebook

Paleo Retiree writes: “There is a vocal minority [on Facebook’s staff] that is belligerent beyond belief in a quest to implement social justice policies … The concerning thing that’s happening here is, I’m not sure Facebook’s leaderhip knows how to … Continue reading

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Wilt and Wither

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: There are certain objects, to which politicians show a marked partiality, which can be classified as bad ones, to be avoided on all occasions. They include political actions such as freedom, justice and democracy; or, to … Continue reading

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You Read it Here First!

Fenster writes: Steve Sailer has reviewed Heather MacDonald’s new book The Diversity Delusion, which deals with the kudzu-like growth of college administrative staff devoted to promoting the creed of diversity and enforcing its many unforgiving norms. MacDonald is an exemplary … Continue reading

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