Category Archives: politics

Economics dogma: socialist vs. corporate

Socialists believe, deep down, that if you take care of humans, the business element will take care of itself. Corporatists believe that if you take care of business, the human element will take care of itself. (I believe human behavior … Continue reading

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How long before this is used for student loans?

There’s no way this country is just going to let a $1.2 trillion debt disappear just because this generation of graduates can’t pay it off. Imagine what that would do to all those balance sheets leveraged twenty-to-one. (NB: some deleveraging … Continue reading

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Emotional response unter alles

This is one of those things I figured out years ago, and afterward thought it went without saying because solipsism. I’m more and more starting to think that the limbic system mode we’re running on – whether we’re male/female, intro/extro, … Continue reading

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Video summary of HBD

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Extra Creditz talks politics

A video that ought to be embedded, but isn’t because shut up, that’s why. They are entirely more optimistic than I—a cynical bastard—believe is wise, but I’ll be damned if they don’t present a compelling case for their optimism. They … Continue reading

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Attack of the psychic transdimensional octopus!

Spoiler alert. Bonus points if you know what I’m spoiling. Anyway, it’s no secret that a common enemy can bring people together. In fact, that’s the plot of The Avengers (which you should watch if you haven’t already). But can … Continue reading

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Consider the implications

I just tried accessing Athol Kay’s blog in a chain-brand coffee shop, and I got this message: Dear {user}, This is a message from the IT Department. The web site you are trying to access: {url}is listed as a site … Continue reading

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Repost: Planning for civil war

Why yes, I am following that old advice for defeating writer’s block; Lower your standards and keep going. I’ve been pretty clear about where I stand in the antebellum (the path of least resistance), but I like playing armchair general … Continue reading

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CISPA passed the House

So that’s fun. Here’s the roll call. Ron Paul apparently abstained. Leigh Beadon weighs in: Now, critics of the bill have of course been saying all along that it could be used for things way beyond this stated cybersecurity purpose. … Continue reading

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Secession for scientific society

From Feral Observations, an excellent essay: Secession is necessary to free society. Free society starts with mutual consent. Mutual consent implies the option not to consent. “Freedom From” compliments “Freedom To”. […] Tyranny of the majority, limited only by a … Continue reading

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