Category Archives: Economics

Immigration

Okay, here we go, another juicy topic to bite into. Like many other areas, the ideas and rhetoric surrounding immigration involve much confusion, inconsistent assumptions and reasoning, and loud opinions from people who know little about economics or history. So, … Continue reading

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Toxic Feminism

This topic’s been brewing in my mind for quite a while. Seems like a good time to finally tackle it. Most criminals are males. Whether it’s murderers, rapists, thieves or most other types of bad guys, the overwhelming majority are … Continue reading

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The Myth of “White Privilege”

Underlying much of the modern left’s vision of the world is a notion of “white privilege” (WP) – the idea that whites as a group have an advantage over other groups, strongly implied to be unearned and undeserved. Hence, the … Continue reading

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Tariffs

Tariffs are taxes on the imports or exports of various goods/services between countries or other regions. The most recent prominent example is Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel as well as aluminium, washing machines and solar panels (Wikipedia link). So, what … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method: Part 1

It’s amazing how often pseudoscience or weak, partial reasoning can convince people of all kinds of things. Much of the time, I think it’s confirmation bias where people are all too keen to accept evidence which supports their views as … Continue reading

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Language Myths

I recently listened to an audiobook version of Steven Pinker’s The Language Instinct (1994). It was interesting but also set a personal record for Most Frustrating Book I’ve Ever Heard. Let’s break down some of the myths he presents. Myth … Continue reading

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Social Darwinism

I am a social Darwinist. How’s that for a controversial start? But let me explain. Perhaps the most famous example of “social Darwinism” is Adolf Hitler and “die Endlösung der Judenfrage” (The Final Solution to the Jewish Question). The Nazis … Continue reading

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