Democracy naturally delegitimizes itself

From Altright.com: New analysis by the independent think tank Just Facts found that as many as 5.7 million non-citizens may have voted in the 2008 election.…

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Peter Thiel on the foolishness of the current education system

In my last post I wrote about women making back decisions with respect to education thanks to a report on student debt differences between men…

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Women and the University

An article recently came out lamenting that a larger number of women were incurring student loan debt and that debt was larger per capita among…

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Katy Perry and Pizzagate

WM Briggs recently put out a post in which he describes a new spirit cooking inspired video by Katy Perry called bon appetite. The video itself…

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When it rains it pours

Recently I wrote a post on pirates in which I discussed a historian who explained his experience in reading contemporary “academic” writings on the history…

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Trump panders to feminists

Trump signs two laws which create programs promoting STEM disciplines to girls. “It’s not fair and it’s not even smart,” Trump said of the low…

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Anarcho-capitalism and the alt-right

I noticed I was getting a few hits from the /r/anarcho_capitalism sub-reddit and stumbled on an interesting post by /u/chewingofthecud trying to compare and contrast…

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Happy heuristic for the holidays [Polarity Shift #1]

A good heuristic for deciding how much to trust a claim about some group of humans is to exchange the groups (say with a find:replace…

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115 lb female “Fire Fighter”

  There was a reddit thread in /r/fitness in which a 115 lb woman somehow qualified to undergo fire fighter training. Here is her original…

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Stripping Charity of Virtue

In the recent past I have been thinking somewhat on what might be called spiritual virtuousness. Perhaps that isn’t the best description, but it most…

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Shitposting in real-life: Heckling the hecklers

Richard Spencer gave a speech at Texas A&M university yesterday, which I am sure many of you have heard about. I live within several hours…

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Choosing sides

Recently, BuzzFeed attempted to generate a fake scandal about a home improvement television show. (Which also happens to be my mom’s favorite show, which we…

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Trump Wins the White House

I have been preoccupied with other matters for a while, and that probably won’t change in the immediate future, but I thought I would take…

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A particularly heinous crime, and how you can avoid a similar fate

Being a good Samaritan only makes sense in high trust societies. And the only societies capable of supporting that high level of trust are those…

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Smart and SeXy

Smart and SeXy: The Evolutionary origins and biological underpinnings of cognitive differences between the sexes. The soft cover edition is available here. If you are…

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