Monthly Archives: February 2018

Shit and Hypos: San Francisco’s New Look

San Francisco? Or Slums of Rio? “We see poop, we see pee, we see needles, and we see trash,” said teacher Adelita Orellana. “Sometimes they ask what is it, and that’s a conversation that’s a little difficult to have with … Continue reading

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Enabling a Future: Setting Up the Knockout Punch

Two Years Ago, the Fascist Postmoderns Felt Invincible The Nazis of the left had taken control of universities, big media, the deep state, big foundations, most NGOs and activist groups, and scores of other social institutions from bottom to top. … Continue reading

Posted in Groupthink, Jordan Peterson, Postmodernism, University | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

You Say Wakanda; I See Zimbabwe

A recently released Marvel Comics fantasy film, Black Panther, is experiencing a brisk box office trade. By all accounts it is a rousing action film, with colorful costumes and striking computer special effects. But something interesting is happening in the … Continue reading

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Bringing Outer Space Within Man’s Grasp

… a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? __ Robert Browning … Falcon Heavy flights cost $90 million per launch, which is a fraction of the $300 million to $500 million per launch charged by … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Lectures: Like Taking Psychedelic Drugs Without the Drugs?

From Harvard to Toronto to the World at Large Shelley Carson, who now teaches at Harvard and writes about creativity, recalled that Peterson had “something akin to a cult following” in his Harvard days. “Taking a course from him was … Continue reading

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A World Badly In Need of a Proper Disruption

First Bitcoin, Then Stocks, Then Oil Prices Fall Recent turbulence on global markets has cast a spell of “fear and trembling” over many financial journalists. The financial media is known for its blatant stupidity, making mistakes such as confusing stock … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Disruptive Technologies, Economics, Groupthink, innovation | Tagged | 2 Comments

Good Elon vs. Bad Russia: The Gap Widens

In “Good Elon, Bad Elon: A Tale of Two Elons,” we looked at Elon Musk’s highly profitable and likely successful trajectory into space (SpaceX) vs. some of his other more questionable and money-bleeding enterprises such as Tesla. As you can … Continue reading

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Where Would We Be Without Renewable Energy?

Big wind and solar were supposed to replace coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants . . . any time now. And yet, something is happening to global investment in big wind and solar that calls the entire “renewables revolution” … Continue reading

Posted in Electrical Power Grid, Energy, Green Quagmire | Tagged | 1 Comment

Living in Grass Huts: Civilisation if Built by Women

The Tough Jobs That Civilisation is Built Upon These are jobs that are done overwhelmingly by men. They are tough and dirty jobs — they are Dangerous jobs. Women as a rule do not choose to do these jobs, but … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life is Making Waves

All children should be trained along the lines of Peterson’s 12 rules, but Dangerous Children in particular. This valuable book unlocks a treasure trove of deep learning and insight which required Peterson decades of study and struggle to uncover and … Continue reading

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