Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Importance of Versatility

A Dangerous Child will master at least three means of financial independence by the age of 18 years. And that is just the beginning. Dangerous Children continue to learn and master new skills and competencies their entire lives, in order … Continue reading

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Is “Image” Really Everything?

Note: In an age when most of mainstream international media is united in prosecuting an “image war” against an unconventional but accomplished US president — using unnamed sources, innuendo, and all the weapons of propaganda — we must remember the … Continue reading

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How to Think Better

1. Understand deeply 2. Make mistakes 3. Raise questions 4. Follow the flow of ideas 5. Change __ Burger and Starbird, quoted here Note: The following article is adapted from a piece previously published on The Dangerous Child blog How … Continue reading

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Looking at Trump as if He Were Not Crazy

Some of President Trump’s tweets and actions — such as the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey — seem almost nonsensical. The media and general punditry certainly want to paint Trump in all shades of crazy, but what if … Continue reading

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Climate Change Hurrah! CO2 and the Greening Earth

More CO2 Leads to More Forests! Greenhouse operators have long known that enhancing CO2 levels enhances plant growth. Research scientists are discovering that higher atmospheric CO2 levels boost biological growth on land (and sea). We show a persistent and widespread … Continue reading

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High Tax / Low Opportunity States Losing People

States that voted for Hillary are going broke and losing the people and businesses they cannot afford to lose. High-tax states are losing human capital and financial wealth to low-tax states with more personal and regulatory freedom. When people leave … Continue reading

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Russia: Saving the Country; Losing the Empire

Things can get messy when an empire devolves and fragments, as they always do. It has been a traumatic 100 years for Russia, and it looks like it may get a lot worse. The Rise of the Russian Empire and … Continue reading

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China Road to World Domination Hits Snags

… it’s almost certain that the amount of money that makes its way into Belt-and-Road projects will be significantly lower than advertised. Grand in ambition but short on details, Xi’s sweeping initiative may be better thought of as a “philosophy” … Continue reading

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Everything You Believe is a Lie

None of it is your fault. It is just the way the human brain is made. The brain tries to resolve ambiguities in the best way it can, using all the innate quirks of our senses, emotions, and rational thought … Continue reading

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Three Mechanisms Helping to Create a Dumber World

How Dysgenics Might Come About Physicist and Population Geneticist Greg Cochran: There are three main ways in which IQ could decrease: I. Selection could favor lower IQ within a group. How fast? [AF Example: Biased government supports to less qualified … Continue reading

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Is the George Soros Gang Trying to Incite a US Civil War?

Shortly after the 2016 US elections which placed Donald Trump in the White House, George Soros met with a cabal of like-minded disaffected dementors to devise a path of destruction for the incoming Trump administration. It is not that these … Continue reading

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