Society

Suppression of Alternative Opinions Leads to Boredom: Why Swedes Believe that Sweden is Boring

When I first met Swedes abroad, I noticed that one of their most common complaints was that their country was “boring”. Of course, this was before a surge of excitement hit that country. Nowadays, they have shootings, rampant drug abuse, gang-rapes of little girls, arson attacks, honor killings, terrorizing of natives, and no end to… Continue reading Suppression of Alternative Opinions Leads to Boredom: Why Swedes Believe that Sweden is Boring

Politics · Society

The Epitome of Clown World: Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

Even if you only irregularly follow mainstream news, you have probably come across Greta Thunberg, a shockingly unattractive 16-year-old Swedish girl with autism whose family is part of the societal elites. You may wonder what you could learn from an ugly teenage girl who seems to have skipped puberty. If you said that there was… Continue reading The Epitome of Clown World: Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

Life · Society

Your Guru has No Clothes: Jordan Peterson is in Rehab

Quite recently the news that mainstream-endorsed self-help guru Jordan Peterson has checked into rehab has flared up on social media. Of course, everybody wants him to now get better and kick his addiction. However, what should also be pointed out is that this should strip him of all credibility. The title of this post alludes… Continue reading Your Guru has No Clothes: Jordan Peterson is in Rehab

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

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

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