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 ​Librarian

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 ​Librarian

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

Economics · Reviews · Society

Book Review: “Cognitive Capitalism: Human Capital and the Wellbeing of Nations” by Heiner Rindermann

Heiner Rindermann is one of the few social scientists that is not a staunch lefty. His research focuses on the not politically correct topic of intelligence. If you have ever looked into studies on IQ differences between nations or ethnicities, you may have come across his work. As I have read about a handful of… Continue reading Book Review: “Cognitive Capitalism: Human Capital and the Wellbeing of Nations” by Heiner Rindermann

Economics · Reviews

Book Review: Germany’s Hidden Crisis by Oliver Nachtwey

Germany is often lauded as an economic powerhouse. I often encounter foreigners who have an almost comical perception of Germany. They praise German engineering, Germany’s leading role in European politics, the (currently) very low level of unemployment, and sometimes even stereotypically German character traits, such as being conscientious, hard-working, reliable, and punctual. Reality is a… Continue reading Book Review: Germany’s Hidden Crisis by Oliver Nachtwey