Politics

The Psychological Importance of a Marginal Income Tax of 50% or More

The West is leading on many important metrics such as wokeness or marginal tax rate. Paying an income tax of less than ten percent would be a sign of the dark ages and indicate that you live in an authoritarian and brutally oppressive regime. In contrast, in the West there is wide buy-in when it… Continue reading The Psychological Importance of a Marginal Income Tax of 50% or More

Politics

Democracy and Diversity Signal the End of U.S. Soft Power

I have argued before that Covid-19 marks the beginning of Chinese hegemony. This refers to hard power, i.e. a country’s position on the international stage based on, primarily, military strength and the economy that backs it. In contrast, soft power relates to the cultural stranglehold a country has on others. In that regard, the United… Continue reading Democracy and Diversity Signal the End of U.S. Soft Power

Economics · Politics

Covid-19 Marks the Indisputable Beginning of Chinese Hegemony

The strength of the Chinese economy is commonly underreported in mainstream media. Instead of comparisons based on the monetary exchange rate, one needs to measure purchase power parity (PPP), and on that metric the Chinese economy is already the largest in the world. The next objection is that China has 1.4 billion people so we… Continue reading Covid-19 Marks the Indisputable Beginning of Chinese Hegemony

Politics · Society

Covid-19 Exposes Western Democracies as Failed States

I think we are all in agreement here that Covid-19 is massively overblown. That being said, people are dying, but the mortality rate is minuscule. Every flu kills more people than Corona-chan. However, because the elites have whipped themselves into a panic, they need to do something. That is indeed what they do: something. It’s… Continue reading Covid-19 Exposes Western Democracies as Failed States

Politics

The Past, Present, and Future of the Covid-19 PsyOps Operation

Covid-19 is some of the biggest bullshit the elites have ever pulled off. In this post, I’ll outline why. Part of it is speculative, but there is plenty of analysis as well. I am going to argue that Covid-19 is a fairly inconsequential disease. It is something much more sinister, though: psychological warfare (PsyOps)of the… Continue reading The Past, Present, and Future of the Covid-19 PsyOps Operation

Politics · Society

The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prepping as a Far-Right Activity

With the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) spreading all over the world, it is of little surprise to me that prepping has now gone mainstream. In large parts of the world, people have begun stocking up on supplies, despite the respective governments stressing that nobody needs to worry about anything because everything is under control. Our benighted… Continue reading The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prepping as a Far-Right Activity

Economics · Politics

Developing Countries and Degenerating Countries

We used to divide the countries of the earth into the first, second, and third world. In particular the term “second world” has fallen out of favor, even though it is still widely used. It used to mainly refer to the Eastern European countries behind the Iron Curtain. I think it is more descriptive to… Continue reading Developing Countries and Degenerating Countries

Politics

What is the Goal of the West, compared to China’s?

I recently watched the documentary series China: Time of Xi, which gives an insight into the rapid progress of China under the leadership of Xi Jinping. Sure, it is not the most critical account there could be — you could even say it has “state propaganda” written all over it — but it is fascinating… Continue reading What is the Goal of the West, compared to China’s?

Politics

Manufactured Revolutions: What Antifa, the Hong Kong Riots, and Greta Thunberg Have in Common

If you lack any ability to think critically, you may genuinely believe that the various so-called color revolutions such as the Arab Spring or the Hong Kong Riots were entirely organic movements. The people just had enough and rose up. Similarly, the meteoric rise to media prominence of movements such as Black Lives Matter, Antifa,… Continue reading Manufactured Revolutions: What Antifa, the Hong Kong Riots, and Greta Thunberg Have in Common

History · Politics

Excesses of Dying Empires: WWII-Britain vs. Present-Day/Near-Future USA

I have been reading a lot about the two World Wars recently. What I have noticed is that the mainstream narrative is complete nonsense. Yet, there are many aspects where I would be interested in a proper explanation. Once such gap is the atrocities committed by Great Britain against Germany. As a refresher, let me… Continue reading Excesses of Dying Empires: WWII-Britain vs. Present-Day/Near-Future USA

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

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