Politics · Society

Societal Cracks due to Multiculturalism

I recently travelled to a moderately large German city for a business trip. It’s one of those places with an old university and the corresponding metastasizing companies and NGOs. Basically, directly or indirectly everybody lives off the taxpayers’ dime, which leads to a rather left-leaning political landscape. After checking into my hotel, which was located… Continue reading Societal Cracks due to Multiculturalism

Education · Politics

The Biggest Problem of the Humanities and Social Sciences

It is all-too-easy to bash non-technical degrees. That is not to say that there is no bullshit in technical degrees. (There is, but that would be a story for another post.) What I want to take aim at is the one fundamental weakness of the former. It is a fundamentally flawed understanding of the scientific… Continue reading The Biggest Problem of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Politics · Society

“Doctors and Engineers” Performing Simple Tasks

At the beginning of the great European migration crisis, we were promised doctors and engineers, quantum physicists and mathematicians, architects and pilots. In the end, we somehow got an abundance of uneducated goat-herders. The thought that a third-world country could educate people at the standard of the first world is indeed ludicrous and it says… Continue reading “Doctors and Engineers” Performing Simple Tasks

Society

How Culture Corrupts Institutions: The Tale of the Feminist ‚ÄčLibrarian

I relatively frequently visit my local university library as it is conveniently located. Depending on which country you live in, you may be surprised to hear that in Sweden, the character of libraries has been changing for the worse. They are nowadays meeting places for people. I would even find whispering inappropriate, but you often… Continue reading How Culture Corrupts Institutions: The Tale of the Feminist ‚ÄčLibrarian

Society

Why Journalists Should Learn to Code

Quite recently, a whole bunch of leftist journalists got downsized at esteemed news organizations such as Huffington Post or BuzzFeed. Those journalists then got a taste of their own medicine. While they arrogantly wrote articles in the past, suggesting that laid-off miners or manufacturing workers should “learn to code”, they now got the same advice.… Continue reading Why Journalists Should Learn to Code

Alt-Right · Politics

Secession and the Fragility of the Rule of Law

We had an interesting exchange in the comment section the other day. As some of you may know, Brenton Tarrant, the self-declared “part-time kebab removalist” who cleared out two mosques in New Zealand left a manifesto. In it, he outlines the motivation behind the attack. This includes a section in which he discusses some alternatives… Continue reading Secession and the Fragility of the Rule of Law

Business · Economics

How Facebook Fakes its Active Users: The Fake Deactivation Request

Among the big tech companies, Facebook is arguably the shadiest one. Nary a month goes by that does not see them getting embroiled in yet another scandal. As suspected by some analysts, Facebook meddles with the numbers of active users. Some reports even suspect that as many as 50% of all accounts are fake or… Continue reading How Facebook Fakes its Active Users: The Fake Deactivation Request

Society

Political Censorship in Sweden: The Elusive Hitler Biography

Censorship can be carried out in a heavy-handed manner, which is all-too-obvious and yields you a bad reputation on the world stage. A much more subtle approach is underhanded censorship. Here is what recently happened in lovely Sweden when I wanted to get my hands on Joachim Fest’s Hitler biography. Let me start by reminding… Continue reading Political Censorship in Sweden: The Elusive Hitler Biography