Populist Economist – Close The Immigration Window

One would think that immigration would be a slam dunk right wing idea. While this is true, the first time a left wing populist says “We’re full”, he or she will win landslides and handpick his or her successor. This is in effect what Lega has done with their alliance with 5Star. In America, this…

The Contemporary American Left Unmasked

“The capitalists are overjoyed that they are preparing new administrators of their affairs to gradually replace the social-democrats, whose long service in the apparatuses of the bourgeois state and open struggle against the working class and the cause of socialism in many countries, has led them into the ranks of extreme reaction and compromised them…

DATA DERELICTION & DOOM-SWITCH ESCHATOLOGY

“We have a vested interest in creating panic, because then, money will flow to climate science.” ­ ―John R. Christy, climatologist, 1991 recipient of the NASA medal for exceptional scientific achievement and a lead researcher for the IPCC in 2001. On the 6th of October, 2018, the UN backed ENGO, Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change…

The Last First Man

Having not seen his entire filmography, I nonetheless feel comfortable asserting that Ryan Gosling’s raison d’etre is to make movies about the essence of masculinity. I am convinced this is a deliberate choice. Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Valentine, and The Notebook all touch on aspects of male romance and desire. Drive, Only God…

Five Friday Reads

It is a Friday so what do you really have to do today at work? We want to help you look like you are concentrating on your screen intently. If you have a jam packed Friday or are on a worksite all day, these are five interesting reads for the weekend. First Chinese spy extradited…

Asceticism of the Wagecuck

The human being is a body-soul unity, and there is a hierarchy to this human constitution. When the body rules over the soul, the human is in a state of disorder; when the rational soul rules over the body and its passions, the human is in a healthy state. The Greek word ἄσκησις, meaning training…

When Bioleninism Backfires

Summer has come and gone. With more people out in the warm summer weather, one gets to see the state of society and the culture in greater detail. More people are out mingling. Vacations are taken. The beach calls us. Few places reveal so much about people and preferences than beaches. The beach also shows…

50 Shades of Brett: Special Hearing Unit

“Democracy has been a bad girl; she needs to be punished.” I would apologize for the HBO-posting, but on the other hand such things are already at saturation level.  Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, that rape-a-week special, is in its twentieth season – the longest running primetime scripted show after The Simpsons (and just…

Populist Economics – Infrastructure to Reorient the Economy

The financial crisis of 2008 hit and swept President Obama into office. Many pundits and individuals expected Wall Street individuals to face prosecution and the nation to receive a massive infrastructure stimulus program to put many to work with shovel ready jobs like FDR’s fabled programs. Neither of these items came to be. Eight years…