Monthly Archives: November 2018

Putin’s Legacy: An Infrastructure Like No Other

Russian Infrastructure #1: Transportation The recent construction of the Kerch Bridge between Russia and Crimea highlights the condition of Russian transportation infrastructure. The national web of roads, railways and airways stretches almost 7,700 km (4,800 mi) from Kaliningrad in the … Continue reading

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Raising the Retirement Age to 130

The official retirement age in many countries is between the ages 60 and 65. Workers are generally expected to live another 15 years or so, on average for a lifespan of roughly 80 years. But what if the expected lifespan … Continue reading

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Great Human Die-Off: How Low Must Average IQ Go?

Average Human IQ is in Decline Worldwide It takes a lot of smart people to run a modern, high technology national infrastructure. This is why you cannot count on 24 hour electricity from the power grid in Africa, the middle … Continue reading

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Human Slavery and the Coming Automation Age

Global Automation Will be a Brave New World Only for Some Over the next two decades, there is a chance that employing more artificial intelligence and robots will incidentally create twice as many jobs as they take away. But there … Continue reading

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Japan Suddenly Becomes a Major Military Power Again

Japan Has Blue Water Position on China China has been creating artificial island fortresses in the South China Sea, but despite those advance bases, the dragon remains confined by the Japanese Islands, Taiwan, in part by South Korea, and the … Continue reading

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China Pursues Weapons with Abandon (Of the Economy)

Economy Before Military is a Better Rule to Follow Smarter rulers would have made certain of their economies before they put their nations in a military posture against the rest of the world. Scarcely a day goes by without hearing … Continue reading

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Genetic Drift vs. Memetic Drift

Genes vs. Memes Most readers have at least a rough idea of what genes are and how they work in biology. The types of genes that are prevalent in a population help determine how prosperous and accomplished that population will … Continue reading

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The Universe is Infinite: Economic Growth is Forever*

Since Dawn of History: Humans Discover Opportunity and Growth Human progress and economic growth followed a natural — but bumpy and uneven — track. Agriculture led to surplus wealth, cities, specialisation of labour, and trade. Despite thousands of years of … Continue reading

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If Not for Miscomprehension There’d be No Comprehension at All

Jordan Peterson has been on a speaking tour of Europe and the Anglosphere for most of the year 2018. On the surface, this grand tour of the western world is about promoting his latest book, Twelve Rules for Life. On … Continue reading

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The Future Belongs to Women of Child-Bearing Years

If your country has no women of child-bearing years, it has no future without massive immigration. But if you import large numbers of young people who are not compatible with your culture and your technological level of culture and infrastrucuture, … Continue reading

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