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
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
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
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!
Aaron Clarey certainly has a tendency to argue based on his personal experience. However, there are limitations to that approach. I don’t think this has ever been clearer than in his book “The Curse of the High IQ.” The thesis of this book is that the world is a shitty place if you’re smart. There… Continue reading Review: The Curse of the High IQ 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