Category Archives: Competence

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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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Why are Today’s Young So Juvenile?

Update: The fantasies of today’s young speak ill of their upbringing and education. Earlier generations took on responsibility at young ages. Benjamin Franklin left school and began his working career at age 10. His writing career began at age 12 … Continue reading

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Pity the Accursed Black Man in the Age of White Privilege

Beneath the Blood, Beneath the Bones: The Abiding Curse It is the sad misfortune of African-derived black people to be eternally saddled with a debilitating curse. The curse runs so deeply through the very marrow of black Africans — and … Continue reading

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A Competent Society from the Ground Up

US Government Schools Designed to Destroy Young Minds A monstrous zombie bureaucracy in Washington DC controls the government school system, and strongly influences education throughout the US.  Over the decades, the zombies have destroyed young minds by the millions.  But … Continue reading

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Can the West Break its Addiction to the Corrupt Nanny State?

It Will Take Care of You and Keep You Safe And it will take care of you. Just not in the ways you really need. Big Government Stifles Opportunity and Destroys the Future The fear of big government is near … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Burn Universities to the Ground?

. . . it’s time to burn the universities to the ground … and start over from scratch. __ Robert Tracinski, Speaking Figuratively How leftist professors and administrators are destroying young minds Peter Thiel Exposes Corruptness of University System The … Continue reading

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Leftist Alienation in the Age of Trump

Matthew Horn, a software engineer from Boulder, Colo., canceled Christmas plans with his family in Texas. Nancy Sundin, a social worker in Spokane, Wash., has called off Thanksgiving with her mother and brother. Ruth Dorancy, a software designer in Chicago, … Continue reading

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Solid Competents vs. Worthless Snowflakes: Working Out the Future

If you are young and not Dangerous, your dreams and passions are almost certainly pathetic shite. If you are not Dangerous, you have probably never been exposed to the full-spectrum world out there. So, here’s a word of advice: Don’t … Continue reading

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Mastery is More Than a Matter of Time

… the difference between experts and less skilled subjects is not merely a matter of the amount and complexity of the accumulated knowledge; it also reflects qualitative differences in the organization of knowledge and its representation (Chi, Glaser & Rees, … Continue reading

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Learning to Transcend Failure is a Necessary Part of Growing Up

The following article is adapted from a posting published earlier on The Dangerous Child blog How Can Children Master Financial Skills by Age 18? Humans learn best by trying — by going out on the limb for something. Early tries … Continue reading

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Global Demographic Decline Portends Fatal Skills Shortage

Demographic Decline Feeds into the Global Skills Shortage The skilled worker pinch is being felt from Europe to the Anglosphere to Asia to Africa to Russia to Latin America. An increasingly high tech global economic base requires large numbers of … Continue reading

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All the Gun Range Training in the World Won’t Prepare You for Harsh Reality

Gun range training is crucial for becoming familiar with your weapons, and how they perform. But in a real world close-quarters ambush, you need much more . . . When Seconds Count, Help is At Least Minutes Away The threat … Continue reading

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Abundance: Guaranteed Basic Income vs. Guaranteed Basic Competence

It is becoming stylish to talk about “living wages” or “guaranteed basic incomes.” It is thought by some that giving every living person a guaranteed income might free them from worrying about money, and allow them to pursue a rich … Continue reading

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On the Amsterdam – Paris Train: What Would a Dangerous Child Do?

There was no time to plan, they said, no time even to think. “We just kind of acted. There wasn’t much thinking going on,” Skarlatos said. “At least on my end.” __ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/as-french-train-suspect-is-interrogated-questions-mount-on-europes-security/2015/08/23/088ff2fe-4923-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html Muslim Terrorist on Train http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34055713 When confronted … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Child: Making Government Superfluous

Republished from The Dangerous Child blog Most of us enjoy living in prosperous and harmonious societies. We want to believe that we can sleep soundly in our homes without fear of being invaded and brutalised — and that our automobiles … Continue reading

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Disruptive Emerging Innovation: Making Government Superfluous

Making Government Superfluous: Emerging Disruptive Innovation Many “futurists” and technology observers often fall for “Gee Whiz!” technologies, which all too suddenly fall into the “so what?” category. Most new consumer electronics fads, for example, tend to follow that pattern. This … Continue reading

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Jim Duggar Declares for President, Vows to Solve US Fertility Problem

[satire] Al Fin Travels to the Duggars’ Arkansas Home to Interview the Presidential Candidate Al Fin: Thank you for meeting with me today, Mr. Duggar. Jim Duggar: Please, Al, just call me Jim. It’s a pleasure to welcome you to … Continue reading

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Creating a New World Takes More than Words

If you observe modern politicians, academics, intellectuals, and activists long enough, you can get the impression that these loud talkers believe that they can change the world with their words alone. They may be right — in terms of destructive … Continue reading

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Breaking the Chokehold: Opening the Job Market to Competence

Higher Education is Broken …the traditional credential is rapidly losing relevance. The value of paper degrees lies in a common agreement to accept them as a proxy for competence and status, and that agreement is less rock solid than the … Continue reading

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Manly Skills and the Art of Manliness

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, … Continue reading

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Radical Abundance vs. Decline and Collapse

You Are Not Likely to Starve Unless you live under a corrupt and incompetent government in Africa or a cruel dictatorship in North Korea, you are unlikely to starve to death. An abundant global excess of food is produced every … Continue reading

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You Are Deluded

Commentary on excerpts from Dr. Bruce Charlton’s online e-book “Addicted to Distraction” Mass Media is a system like no other – it has no function of its own, so it can just keep growing. It has no positive aim for … Continue reading

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What Would a Rational Society Do With Its “Elite Overproduction?”

“elite overproduction” … refers to a growing class of elites who are competing for a limited number of elite positions, such as political appointments. __Klint Finley in Wired Magazine Elite overproduction also refers to tenured professorships at elite universities, “thinktank” … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Just Another Word for Something More to Learn

Dangerous Children Master at least 3 Different Ways to Support Themselves Financially By Their 18th Birthday: And That is Just the Beginning When young persons are confident that they can move skillfully through the world according to a trajectory of … Continue reading

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