Techsurrection

Insurrection as a Service Mike Solana, a VP at Founders Fund, has written incisively about the deteriorating relationship between the tech ‘community’ and California, especially San Franciscan, politicians. More on that later. For now, you will likely enjoy the writing and the sentiment at the link above, subtitled "tech's extraordinary act of censorship, power, implications,… Continue reading Techsurrection

Chinese capitalism

This phrase keeps showing up in one form or another in comments defending the Chinese Communist Party's handling of their virus. Example oneIt is also worth noting that China is at least as capitalistic as the United States and their technology is quickly eclipsing ours... The health system in China is actually a pure capitalist… Continue reading Chinese capitalism

EUtopia Lost

Well worth 50 minutes. (32 to Q&A, but worth watching those too.) A ringing, hopeful, and needed defense of Enlightenment values. Brexit is but the framework. This speech at Hillsdale is cast in a defense of individual rights and free trade. Excellent and amusing speaker. Peterson fans will find echoes of his themes of individual… Continue reading EUtopia Lost

Choices

Gender feminist theory predicts we'd see nearly equal employment of males and females in all occupations if we could erase the 'patriarchy.' In STEM and managerial positions there would be more women; in health care and K-12 teaching there would be more men (a side effect of no real interest). That this is not the… Continue reading Choices

Presiding over spilled milk

The United States has applied its central planning acumen to the dairy industry for many decades. It has worked as you might expect. Not only does America have milk - it’s got a surplus of over 8 million metric tons, forcing dairy farms to shutter and farmers to simply start dumping millions of gallons of… Continue reading Presiding over spilled milk

Carrier

The President Elect's success in keeping 1,000 Carrier jobs in Indiana is great PR. While it depends in part on 7 million dollars in state tax rebates, the silver lining is that this might cause people to wonder why all businesses don't get such a tax break. At the Federal level Mr. Trump is promising… Continue reading Carrier