Archive for October, 2011

The Great Recession

Friday, October 14th, 2011
The Great Recession

The Great Recession


Pinker on violence

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Pinker argues that there has over time, been a great decline in violence, mistaking progressivism for progress. “The better angels of our nature” (more…)

Herman Cain wrote his own book

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Often when a politician campaigns for an important post, he promotes a book about his life. And almost always that book is ghost written.

I compared the partial transcripts of his interview with O’Donnell, with an extract from the book discussed by O’Donnell. They are similar in style. Likely the book was edited by a white editor, because most English language books are edited by a white editor, but if so that editor did not do enough editing to change the style or vocabulary much.  If it is ghost written, the ghost limited himself to transcribing large chunks of Cain’s own words. (more…)

Progressives are not commies.

Saturday, October 8th, 2011
  1. Commies propose the government run everything by a central plan. Progressives propose the government run everything with no plan at all.
  2. Commies believe that underdevelopment is a sin committed by wealthy capitalists against poor people, and propose to fix this by commanding stuff to be developed. Progressives believe that development is a sin committed by wealthy capitalists against Gaea and the trees, and propose to fix this by prohibiting stuff from being developed.
  3. Commies believe in democracy, and indeed believe in it so much that they will shoot anyone who votes incorrectly. Progressives believe in democracy, and if large numbers of people keep voting incorrectly, will import a foreign underclass to outvote them.

US dollar rises, because Euro smells even worse

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The value of the US dollar has risen, as valued by gold and by the fiat currencies of countries that are relatively solvent.

The apparent cause of this is not that there has been any improvement in the prospects for the US dollar, but that a chaotic dissolution of the Euro zone looks likely, so traders are switching to the most liquid asset that there is. (more…)


Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

A conservative blog by an anonymous right wing academic announced that it had been suppressed, shortly after he was outed. And then, predictably, the announcement of censorship was itself censored. (more…)