Submissions

Where did everyone go? The question must have crossed your mind as the content river turned into a stream and then nearly dried up. There were two pots of honey and one hammer. Podcasts were too entertaining and too easy to crank out. Hot take reaction posts and twitter threads created immediate dopamine rewards for…

Declaration of Independence

America is dead. Long live America. After growing up believing the United States stood for freedom, democracy, and all things enlightened – the never ending wars, crumbing infrastructure, social unrest, and a criminal business and ruling class – the authors of this site have concluded America as a project is bankrupt. In the ashes of…

Weekend at Bernie’s and Dead Capital

(This post originally appeared on Thermidor) The relationship between human endeavor and capital is symbiotic, but it’s unclear which will end up as the dominant partner. On the one end are Promethean visions of men using capital as an extension of their will, as Elon Musk bootstraps a Martian transit infrastructure through sheer force of…

Memes, Schelling Points, and the Right

(This post originally appeared on Social Matter) In most of the West, the political party has traditionally been a major mechanism for political coordination. A coalition of compatible interests agree on their preferred policies and candidates ahead of time and advance them jointly, despite no particular member of the coalition having a stake in most…

3D Printing and the Bugman

(This post originally appeared on Thermidor) To the bugman, all systems are reduced to their symbolic components. Thus 3D printing, in memetic form, is a perfect fit for his conceptualization of reality. “You push the button on the box to make the thing come out.” The messy work of what actually happens in there, what…