Monthly Archives: February 2017

Population and Automation

On the one hand, people are panicking about falling birth rates in Europe and on the other hand it seems very clear that automation is going to be destroying millions of jobs. Don’t these two factors wash out in the … Continue reading

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Light posting note

Just as the new semester was about to begin I came down with an upper respiratory tract infection and had to cancel classes for the week. It wasn’t that bad beyond preventing me from sleeping for more than an hour … Continue reading

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What Trump Offers Conservatives

In light of the current Milo contretemps I decided to finally get around to a sequel to this post. There I pointed out what Trump gives progressives (short answer – a reason to live and escape from responsibility). The answer … Continue reading

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In Case Anyone was Wondering Whether Feminism is Dead

It’s definitely dead. When a movement reaches the point that it becomes fodder for fashion (ugliness so terrible that it has to be changed every few months). Then there’s no going back. My favorite line: “reaching women who might not … Continue reading

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When Jerks Are Right

She may come from a xenophobic political tradition and be a rabble rousing populist on Putin’s payroll, but damn, Marine Le Pen gets it done. What a contrast to the spineless dithering Swedish “feminist government” representatives who were eager to … Continue reading

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Star Trek vs Star Wars

This post unwittingly explains why the Star Trek universe is vastly superior to the Star Wars universe. One of the most fondly remembered episodes actually escapes the regular Star Trek universe and becomes a mini contained drama of a man … Continue reading

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Age and Consent

I see that Milo Yiannopoulos (who I usually enjoy) has found himself the target of outrage, but unusually this time from conservatives (rather than progressives). Apparently conservative Republicans (of the never Trump stripe) are claiming that he’s in favor of … Continue reading

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