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The Educational Use of Literature
[D]amn. Great article.  https://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/why-college-kids-are-avoiding-the-study-of-literature/ Other points I thought of while reading it: (a) another (failed) twentieth century attempt at 'scientizing' an art to increase…
Racism: Race, Class, Culture, Signals, Politics, and Genetic Pacification
RACISM: RACE, CLASS, CULTURE, SIGNALS, POLITICS, GENETIC PACIFICATION (a) people act as racial blocks to obtain power over other people – this is in their interests. (b) minorities largely are irrelevant as long as they cannot obtain political power –…
More on “Peak Human”
[Y]es, I've been doing a bit of research and it's starting to come together. Whig history bites again. Falsification wins again. The problem a polity faces is culling defects consistently and selecting for the amplification of existing traits, no…
Libertarianism is Reducible to Nomocratic Prohibition on Parasitism for the Purpose of Preserving the Rewards of Cooperation
LIBERTARIANISM IS REDUCIBLE TO PROPERTY RIGHTS...OR ISNT IT? http://angrybearblog.com/2015/08/libertarianism-simplified-the-three-proper-powers-of-government.html [R]ule of Law (universal application, universal standing), Common Law (organic), Propert…
The Value of Truth Increases with the Scale of the Consequences
[T]he more parsimonious the statement of correspondence the more truth content and decidability. (This is a very loaded sentence.)   As scale increases or decreases, and as consequence increases, and as the number of people affected increase, then the …
Thinking. Trust, and Russia.
[D]espite my criticism of Russian politics and culture since the invasion of Ukraine for purely dishonest reasons, I tend to have deep affection for Russian people, even when I think they are absurd, superstitious and crazy. Because I love that they ar…
Lies, Damned Lies, and Opportunity Costs
[A]ll costs are opportunity costs. What is the difference in cost between one set of possibilities and another set of possibilities. Unfortunately human cognitive bias cannot easily make these judgements because we have dense information about the present…
The Aristocracy Game. 
[T]HE ARISTOCRACY GAME. We don't play truth or dare. We play truth or DIE.…
Why Rule? Truth.
[E]urope ended at the Sahara. Now Africa ends at the Alps. Soon it will end at the North sea. It doesn't take great wisdom to see that the Arab Conquest of north Africa was as great a tragedy as the Arab Conquest of byzantium, and the Arab conquest of …
Dear Russians: Trust
[T]he only way to institutionally manufacture widespread trust is an incorruptible independent judiciary, the common organic law, property rights to property-en-toto, public registries of property ownership, universal standing in matters of the commons, a…