Democracy naturally delegitimizes itself

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

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

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

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

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 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

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]

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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