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Stephen on On The Decline Of the Factory Worker. Its a real worry. A large portion of society will be expected to adapt faster than is humanly possible, and that's going to cause major pain for society. It's an interesting exercise to list the job-types in order of their destruction at the hands of AI - some well earning
destructure on Venezuela Government Refuses To Understand Basic Econ. Combine the poor sanitation of South America with a T.P. shortage and I'd say you have the makings of a real revolution on your hands -- pun intended. See, now that's why I support a free market. Because there's nothing worse than not having enough paper in a moment of
rob on Jim Chanos: Lower Classes Invest Too Late. There's an investment strategy, I don't know how old it is, called the odd lot strategy. An 'odd lot' is less than 100 shares (or maybe not an even multiple of 100). The reasoning behind it is that people buying odd lots are not sophisticated investors, so they tend to
bbartlog on Jim Chanos: Lower Classes Invest Too Late. Joe Kennedy claimed that he knew it was time to get out of stocks in 1929 when he received investing tips from a shoeshine boy. So maybe it's not even the middle class that you need to be watching, but the lower class. But in any case, the Fed is
destructure on Jim Chanos: Lower Classes Invest Too Late. Poor people buy late because they're basing their decisions on a combination of fear, greed and herd mentality. They're afraid to buy in at the beginning. But they see everyone else making money and don't want to be left out. So they eventually buy in and make a little money.
SOBL1 on Jim Chanos: Lower Classes Invest Too Late. Possible sign: Where advertising for said bubble is? If advertising is widespread, then the bubble has reached mass awareness and is in a late phase. That is why gold is not in a bubble as the widespread advertising is still about selling your gold. There are ads for buying gold
Ray Sawhill on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. FWIW ... I visited Princeton a few years ago, and a school official told me that one of the school's biggest goals in recent years has been to turn itself into a globally recognized brand.
Mthson on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. Check it out, A woman wanting to be whistled at surely correlates with being r-selected (short time horizon, low sophistication, etc.). Men who are drawn to that tend to be r-selected themselves.
Check it out on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. My old personal plans were to return to the U.S. eventually when things got better, but now I think I'll continue to stay away from it. Sure, Latin America is pretty messed up economically speaking, but for what I've been seeing and hearing, living in the U.S. at this time
FredR on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. "You seem to be confusing "Civilization" with "Totalitarianism"" - Phil "The boons of civilization are so noisily cried up by sentimentalists that we are all apt to overlook its disadvantages. Intrinsically, it is a mere device for regimenting men. Its perfect symbol is the goose-step. The most civilized man is
Hubbard on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. Mthson, Despite Prop 209, the average SAT score for Asian students at the UC's is still a few standard deviations higher than for Black and Latino kids. The UC's have fought the law every step of the way, the legislature would have repealed the law if Jerry Brown (of all
SOBL1 on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. Randall, There are now 25+ Chinese nationals at my old high school in rural Maine. It is an 'academy' that serves the entire city like a public high school and some surrounding towns but it is 200+ years old and has sent a steady strem of a couple kids to
map on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. Black Death - That is a very interesting argument, but the problem is simple: why would Republicans want to play the whipping boy in this particular game? Remember, the system is not merely set up to have two opposing views. The system is set up to ridicule and marginalize one
asdf on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. 2nd tier schools are one of two types 1) A tuition scam for wealthy children who couldn't get into an Ivy 2# An engineering mill Only those that are #2 will want more Asians. And it will mean giving up any more advancement #since they will become an UMC drone
PeterDownUnder on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. American universities are and have been the preferred training schools for the world's elite for a very long time now. But isn't some of the greatest benefits of attending an Ivy league school due to its alumni networking? If an entire generation of alums become Asian, how much donation from
Kent Gatewood on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. Does future fund raising potential play into admissions? Are East Asians reliable donors?
Mike on The Elites Should Pay For Their Policies. Sure. They both would have more say than some slacker who's never done anything for society.
Mthson on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. Hubbard, California somehow managed to pass a law 10 or 15 years ago banning universities from taking into account race in admissions. So affirmative action in University of California schools is far less than in the rest of the country. Any racial discrimination that does get done is probably under
Abelard Lindsey on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. I think Rice University will be the first to pursue such a strategy. Unlike most universities, Rice was founded by a group of corporations (oil companies). I think even today most of its research is financed by private sources.
Abelard Lindsey on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. Schools dumping political correct admissions policies would also have to forgo any government funded research grants and the like. Receiving federal monies comes with requirements of political correctness in admissions policies, athletics, speech codes, etc. In addition to dumping PC based admissions and internationalizing to accept foreign students, such a
Toddy Cat on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. Phil, You seem to be confusing "Civilization" with "Totalitarianism". Probably a natural mistake. for one of your political persuasion.
Black Death on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. Thanks for the links. The last paragraph of Unz's article is especially chilling: Consider the fascinating perspective of the recently deceased Boris Berezovsky, once the most powerful of the Russian oligarchs and the puppet master behind President Boris Yeltsin during the late 1990s. After looting billions in national wealth and
G on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. All this assumes that IQ tests and SAT tests are good measures of intelligence and that you can't increase your scores through practice and training, and that measure all aspects of cognitive function, not just mildly effective measures of intelligence that you can do better on through practice, and that
Hubbard on Upper Class Chinese Kids Doing High School In NY City. I'm not sure you've reckoned with the diversity-self-esteem complex that dominates academia. Diversity is important, but only so long as it puffs up the self-esteem of the nice white kids and the nice white college administrators. Thus, African American and Latino kids are good, because they provide diversity and are
chris on The Elites Should Pay For Their Policies. @Mike But should a cook in the army have as much say as a frontline rifleman?
Phil on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. It's not obvious at all, Sgt. Joe Friday. There are different ways to achieve centralized control. Subtle methods may be far more effective at achieving centralized control.
Engineer-Poet on Muslim Fundamentalists Best Funded Rebels In Syria. What would be sensible: Let the Christians of the Middle East move to Gaza and the West Bank in exchange for the Muslims.
Sgt. Joe Friday on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. Well, Phil, then obviously the old USSR was the most civilized place on the planet.
Mike on The Elites Should Pay For Their Policies. I've been pondering this very question for a while. Currently, it's very easy for the elites to experiment with other people's lives without having to pay any cost for that. They let unions destroy the public schools, but send their kids to private ones. They want to import millions of
Phil on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. FredR is right. How are rules PC rules like this out of step with "civilization"? Civilization is about centralized control. Obviously people saying, let alone doing, whatever they want is always going to be a threat to centralized control.
FredR on USG Pushing Unconstitutional College Speech Codes. "Civilization, as a process, is indistinguishable from diminishing time-preference" Ok, but as Norbert Elias pointed out, the civilizing process in Europe involved a lot of social pressure for people to be less crude and explicit in their speech. To me, PC rules like this look like too much civilization, not
James Bowery on The Elites Should Pay For Their Policies. Sure: Stop experimenting on human subjects without their consent. Sort proponents of social theories into governments that test them. For those that cannot stop their addiction to experimenting on entire populations of unwilling human subjects, exile them to a state of nature in which eusociality, with its ecological dominance, are
Franz on Food And Energy Inflation Hits Poor Hardest. Andy fair enough. However, I tend to think there are long-term structural cycles that require stepping back to see. It's possible we went through a period of inflation and disinflation in the 70s and then the 80s that was a part of one long structural cycle. The impact on wages/incomes
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Check it out on If American Guns Wrecking Mexico Why Not Canada?. Yep, obesity and lack of education now runs wild in Mexico. Ultra-right wing and fascist governments have really made a mess in both countries. How could we have expected something better? We'll continue to see all sorts of absurd shootings, bombings, drugh using, and suicides in both countries for a
Check it out on US Siding With Al Qaeda Against Iran In Syria?. "That would mean that the US has clever operatives at work in foreign affairs. Do you really think that that is the case?" Good point. Maybe we can say that the U.S. USED to have clever operatives. Now the whole U.S. foreign policy has become too shamessly blatant.
Mike M on US Siding With Al Qaeda Against Iran In Syria?. Great question! As I've posted previously, these diaper heads have been at war with each other for thousands of years......and they'll be at war with each other (and whoever intervenes in their affairs) a thousand years from now. Our strategy should be to let them kill each other and intervene
J. on US Siding With Al Qaeda Against Iran In Syria?. Al Qaida is really just a branch of the CIA. Not the branch that controls the weather.
destructure on US Hispanic Welfare Numbers. Big business wants unemployment because it drives down wages. But it doesn't just hurt high school dropouts. It huts middle class professionals, too, even if they don't realize it. According to Dr Borgas, a labor economist at Harvard, immigration is a massive wealth transfer from workers to corporations to the
Randall Parker on US Hispanic Welfare Numbers. Mercer, You've got to up your game because a dumber population cause even smarter people to make less money. Look at a graph of national income versus average national IQ. Dumb people effectively pull smart people away from the most productive activities. Dumb people make infrastructure worse because government spends