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Looks Like France is Gonna Need a Lot More Guillotines

Emperor Macron Reaps Whirlwind w/ Unpopular Climate Tax For weeks, yellow-vested protesters have been on the streets of Paris, protesting new climate taxes proposed by the man who has been proclaimed France’s new “Sun King.” The New French Revolution: In … Continue reading

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Famine, Pestilence, War, Death: Shorter Growing Seasons

Famine and pestilence go hand in hand, and the threat of famine can trigger war. Death on a large scale usually follows. Warm Weather: Longer Growing Seasons Ever since the “Little Ice Age,” the Earth has experienced a warming trend, … Continue reading

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Why Coal Isn’t Going Away

Coal is Plentiful and Cheap Coal can produce electrical power by combustion, coal can be converted into liquid fuels, and coal can be converted into gaseous fuels. Coal’s abundance, versatility, and low cost all guarantee the continuation of global (and … Continue reading

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Potholes Develop in One Belt One Road

More intelligent observers have begun to take a sceptical look at the nuts and bolts underlying Chairman Xi’s One Belt One Road “juggernaut.” Western press outlets have tended to cover the BRI as a triumphant PRC bid to remake global … Continue reading

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Coal is Just Getting its “Second Wind”

Coal Power Plants Expand Globally … In 2017, after two years of declines, International Energy Agency figures showed global coal demand rising to 5.357 million tonnes of coal equivalent (TCE). __ Coal is King of the World China is building … Continue reading

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Don’t Burn Universities to the Ground; Put them Under the Dome!

The modern university is one of the greatest threats to the future of free societies. In the past, we have reported on calls to “burn universities to the ground,” in an attempt to prevent the rampant corruption on campuses from … Continue reading

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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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Flying Bugout Vehicle to Escape Zombie Apocalypse

Escaping the City When TSHTF in TEOTWAWKI The Surefly copter by Workhorse Group Inc. is an 8-propellor hybrid-electric personal VTOL that you can keep at home, in case of emergencies. Safety features include a ballistic parachute, a 5 minute dedicated … Continue reading

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China is Riding the Storm Better than Russia

China’s Economic Slump Less Dangerous Than Russia’s Like the United States after the Great Financial Crisis in 2008, a Chinese financial crisis will lead to a nasty recession but not an economic collapse. GDP growth will likely recover after a … Continue reading

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Making Ocean Deserts Bloom in Barebone Seasteads

Most of the Ocean’s life clings to the shallower water over the continental shelves. That is where the food supplies are found. The middle of the ocean tends to be a desert, with only scant sea life to be found. … Continue reading

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Seastead Evolution Reloaded

Seasteading is the concept of creating permanent dwellings at sea, called seasteads, outside the territory claimed by any government. The term is a combination of the words sea and homesteading. No one has yet created a structure on the high … Continue reading

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Americans Plan to Populate Space with Billions of People

First you must develop reliable and affordable ways to reach outer space. Then you must find ways to make activity in space profitable. Then you must put skilled and resourceful human beings in space to provide vision and oversight for … Continue reading

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Can Social Justice Build an Abundant and Expansive Future?

Here at Al Fin, we often describe “an abundant and expansive human future,” sometimes referred to as The Next Level. “The Next Level” is a prosperous and open-ended future which will be created by “next level humans.” “Next level humans” … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News

Good News: World Keeps Not Ending According to the loudest prognosticators of the past few centuries, the world should not exist. Our ancestors should have died in uncounted fiery religious conflagrations. The planet should have been destroyed by nuclear apocalypse, … Continue reading

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Columbus Brought Peace to the Violent Americas

Before Europeans arrived in the Americas, tribal warfare and human torture/sacrifice was widespread. The high rates of homicide in Latin American nations can seem shocking to observers, until they consider that before Columbus opened the door to Europeans, the Americas … Continue reading

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You Want to Cry About Inequality? I’ll Give You Something to Cry About

Think About a World Where the Rich are Immortal The big consolation of the poor throughout history was that okay, these rich people, they have it good, but they’re going to die just like me. But think about the world, … Continue reading

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