Reviews

Review: Paying for the Party – How College Maintains Inequality by Armstrong and Hamilton

A few weeks ago I watched the documentary “The Ivory Tower”, which paints a rather bleak picture of US higher education. It also offers some excellent unintentional humor, for instance, when the president of Arizona State University, one of the premier party schools in the world, claims that they laugh about their image. Instead, he… Continue reading Review: Paying for the Party – How College Maintains Inequality by Armstrong and Hamilton

Reviews

Review: 12 Rules for Life – An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson

Introduction I finally got around to reading Jordan Peterson’s second book, 12 Rules for Life – An Antidote to Chaos. I tried reading his Maps of Meaning last year, and was turned off by his incessant waffling an inability to get to the point. The same is principally true for 12 Rules of Life. However,… Continue reading Review: 12 Rules for Life – An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson

Society

Death Wish (1974) and Death Wish (2018) as timely critical social commentary

A few weeks ago I came across a review of Death Wish (2018). Its author was highly displeased with the “toxic masculinity” on display and the message it sends. In short, Bruce Willis plays a doctor who had his wife killed by lowlives, and his daughter ends up in a coma. Afterwards, he goes on… Continue reading Death Wish (1974) and Death Wish (2018) as timely critical social commentary

Administrative

“Meditation Without Bullshit” now available on Kindle!

After some delay, my most recent book “Meditation Without Bullshit” is now available for Amazon Kindle as well as the various e-readers and software programs that support Kindle ebooks. Right now, the Kindle version is listed separately from the paperback version, but this should get fixed automatically within the next few days. So, either search… Continue reading “Meditation Without Bullshit” now available on Kindle!

Reviews

Review: Enjoy the Decline by Aaron Clarey

Aaron Clarey is one of the more entertaining characters out there. I originally learned about him through the financial news website Zero Hedge. He was one of the fringe economists who predicted that the housing bubble would burst. Interestingly, his stance was informed both by analyzing economic fundamentals as well as dealing with underwriting as… Continue reading Review: Enjoy the Decline by Aaron Clarey

Economics · Society

Thoughts on Jordan Peterson (V): The Jewish Question

Despite my criticism of Jordan Peterson, I used to view him, in general, more in a positive than a negative light. This has flipped now, due to his poorly written and deliberately misleading post “On the so-called ‘Jewish Question’”, which exhibits shoddy reasoning and can be debunked very easily. I will cut Jordan Peterson a… Continue reading Thoughts on Jordan Peterson (V): The Jewish Question

Men · Society

Thoughts on Jordan Peterson (IV): Jordan Peterson is the False Prophet of the Fatherless Generation

It is time for another entry in my series on Jordan Peterson. This will be a relatively damning piece, but it is much more targeted towards his followers than Jordan Peterson himself. Also, I should probably state that I think highly of Jordan Peterson, despite my awareness of his flaws. I found his lectures on… Continue reading Thoughts on Jordan Peterson (IV): Jordan Peterson is the False Prophet of the Fatherless Generation

Antifeminism

Wikipedia’s Female Perspective in an Article on a “Rare Condition in Older Men”

It is well-known that Wikipedia is a heavily biased source. Their bias is against men, biological fact, and conservatism. In short, feminists are entrenched there. Sometimes, the bias of Wikipedia is almost comical. For instance, if you look up the term ‘andropause’, which is a term for a non-exisiting condition, you get redirected to a… Continue reading Wikipedia’s Female Perspective in an Article on a “Rare Condition in Older Men”

Men

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a Missed Chance

For a few years now, some corners of the Internet have been very loudly promoting Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) as the cure for all your problems. Who wouldn’t want to be stronger, more muscular, and more virile? Seeing that TRT is now a 2-billion-dollar industry, it seems that there is a lot of demands. There… Continue reading Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a Missed Chance

Men

Robbie Williams alleged Andropause and the Problem of Motivation for Successful Men

The other day I chanced upon a video by Robbie Williams, who was one of the world’s biggest music stars about ten years ago. Out of curiosity, I looked him up on Wikipedia. The first observation was that he has aged really badly. I guess decades of partying do that to you. What I found… Continue reading Robbie Williams alleged Andropause and the Problem of Motivation for Successful Men