Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

Buchanan & Caldwell on Putin

Pat Buchanan discusses a much-talked-about article by Christopher Caldwell titled “How to Think About Vladimir Putin”: [W]hile his impressive strides toward making Russia great again explain why he is revered at home and in the Russian diaspora, what explains Putin’s … Continue reading

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Robots & Jobs: March 2017 Study

“Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets” is a new study by Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo. Here is the paper’s abstract: As robots and other computer-assisted technologies take over tasks previously performed by labor, there is increasing concern … Continue reading

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Transcending the Brain

In Scientific American, Bernardo Kastrup has an excellent article on “Transcending the Brain”. There is a fair amount of speculation in the piece, but it’s of the sort that I gravitate towards: Despite significant advances in neuroscience, consciousness remains a … Continue reading

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Ivy League Admissions

Here’s what it takes today to get into the big Ivy League schools: When Ziad Ahmed was asked on his Stanford University application “What matters to you, and why?”, his answer was clear. He wrote: “#BlackLivesMatter”, repeating the hashtag exactly … Continue reading

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Max Boot vs. White Christian America

Michael Cushman writes: Neo-conservative Max Boot claims in a new Foreign Policy article that the “unspoken assumption that only white Christians are true Americans” is “ugly stuff.” He does so despite the fact that the Naturalization Act of 1790, passed by the same … Continue reading

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New Yorker: Profile on Tucker Carlson

In The New Yorker, the decidedly non-white Kelefa Sanneh profiles Tucker Carlson (“Tucker Carlson’s Fighting Words”). I chuckled at this disclosure of cuck empathy by a Weekly Standard hack: Part of the appeal of Carlson’s show is its tendency to … Continue reading

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