Speaking truth to glower

Mike Solana watched a hearing (which should have been called a “telling") so you didn’t have to. Here. Leave it to Congress to convert Zuck, Jack, and Sundar into quasi-sympathetic figures. Anything the Congressional morons do in terms of regulation will be worse than leaving those 3 CEOs the f*ck alone. They need to get… Continue reading Speaking truth to glower

Seeing like a State

From our friends at the International Monetary Fund comes this innovation."Credit scoring using so-called hard information (income, employment time, assets and debts) is nothing new. Typically, the more data is available, the more accurate is the assessment. But this method has two problems. First, hard information tends to be “procyclical”: it boosts credit expansion in… Continue reading Seeing like a State

Mau-mauing the swamp dwellers

Facebook and YouTube continue to bury, or outright ban, well founded commentary on CCP virus public policy and the myriad election irregularities of which the Uniparty disapproves. They aren't alone. Amazon has banned books. Twitter banned all mention of Hunter Biden's laptop, including suspending the New York Post's account. That ban arguably lasted long enough… Continue reading Mau-mauing the swamp dwellers

2021 Twitter – trending

What with pandemics and riots it's easy to lose track of other Leftwing panics. Like net neutrality; psychologically engineered to please large corporations who oppose free speech. I'm old enough to remember when we were all going to die if the misnamed 'net neutrality' protocols weren't invoked immediately. The Left doesn't forget. When they get… Continue reading 2021 Twitter – trending

Balls to you, Google

Yesterday, TOC examined the Washington Post's disgust with Google and Apple for not creating a centralized database so government can retain information about each American's whereabouts at all times. I applaud both companies for this nod to privacy, but there is a catch or two when you consider Google's other activities. Google appears to fear… Continue reading Balls to you, Google

Don’t be doubleplus-ungood

An interesting article at Wired, by Nitasha Tiku: Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech It is sympathetic to leftist Googlers, and that sympathy seems justified in the case of the doxxing described. However, it fails to mention that among the first things to happen to James Damore was doxxing and… Continue reading Don’t be doubleplus-ungood

Philosopher ‘pretenders to the throne’

This is a nice, short (7 min) introduction to Friedrich Hayek's insights on emergent order. If you haven't read Road to Serfdom (free downloads at the link), maybe this will nudge you to do so. Order without intent: How spontaneous order built our world. from The IHS on Vimeo. Allowing order without intent to flourish… Continue reading Philosopher ‘pretenders to the throne’